• July 19, 2017

Butler Co., PA: Worker Killed in Accident at Paving Project on Great Belt Rd.

Butler County, PA -- A 51-year-old man was killed due to an incident at a paving project involving a dump truck Tuesday, July 18, 2017.

According to police, the victim, working as a part of a Wiest Asphalt Products & Paving, was struck by the dump truck. Though it's unclear why, it appears the truck backed over the victim around 7:30 a.m. The victim, who was wearing high visibility safety gear, sustained massive head and chest injuries in the incident. He was pronounced dead at 8:30 a.m.

The investigation into the incident is currently underway.

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I hate to speculate without more information, but what was the driver of the dump truck doing that caused them not to see the victim? Is there a chance the driver was distracted by something in the truck cab? It's hard to imagine, even in a vehicle of that size, how the driver of the dump truck failed to see a coworker decked out in high visibility safety gear.

So, how did the driver fail to see the victim? Did he bother to check the mirrors prior to backing up? Was the driver alone, or was there another worker on hand to help monitor equipment? Where was the victim, and what was he doing at the time of the incident?

The answers to these questions and more will be crucial in figuring out exactly what happened in this accident. This is why we need to conduct a more thorough, scientific investigation before jumping to conclusions.

--Grossman Law Offices


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