North Carolina Sewage Supervisor Killed in Asheville Construction Accident

08/03/2011 // WPB, FL, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Asheville, NC — A Metropolitan Sewerage District of Buncombe County worker was killed in a construction accident Monday, August 1, 2011. The fatal construction accident occurred while installing a manhole near 257 McDowell Street at around 2 p.m., reported the Asheville Citizen-Times.

According to police, the construction crew supervisor, John Mark Crowe, 45, was struck in the head and shoulders by a backhoe, while his crew was working to insert a manhole.

The backhoe bucket reportedly was suspended in the air when the hydraulic line snapped, causing the bucket to fall on Crowe as he was leaning in to supervise the work being done at the project.

Responding emergency crews pronounced Crowe dead at the scene.

Police are calling the fatal construction accident a “freak accident.”

Investigations into the construction accident are underway. Investigators with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are also expected to arrive at the construction site to conduct its own investigation.

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