Dump truck runs over Oregon construction worker

Legal news for Oregon construction accident attorneys. A dump truck ran over a construction worker and left him dead.

Occupational Health and Safety Administration alerts Oregon construction accident lawyer- A dump truck ran over and killed a flagger.

Portland, OR—A construction accident killed a worker in Beaverton, after a dump truck backed over him. The fatal construction accident happened on Saturday afternoon, September 26, 2009 around 4:00 p.m., at SW 173rd and SW Walker Road, as reported by Northwest Cable News.

Construction crews reportedly had been conducting work on the intersection of SW 173rd and SW Walker Road, when a dump truck backed over and killed a worker, who was working as a flagger. Washington County’s Web site stated they were replacing a culvert on 173rd Avenue, and were working on an extension project, which is just days from completion when the accident occurred. Mama Jo’s Flagging reportedly employed the deceased worker, John Thomas Sparks, 51, of Salem, when he was run over by the dump truck. Police investigators believe Sparks was standing between the dump trucks rearview mirrors when he was struck, knocked to the ground, and was unable to move out of the way before he was run over. Sparks was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident by responding emergency medical services (EMS) crews. Officials with the Federal Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) http://www.osha.gov/ are reportedly conducting a full investigation into the fatal construction accident.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for Oregon construction accident lawyers.

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