Construction Worker Killed in Rollover Trucking Accident

A construction worker was killed Wednesday when he was run over by an unoccupied tractor-trailer. Details of the Fatal Rollover Accident According to WSB-TV, the accident happened Wednesday afternoon in Paulding County, Georgia. A preliminary investigation concluded 52-year-old Daniel Deiter, of Corelia, was working on top of his unoccupied tractor-trailer when the vehicle began to roll backwards. Deiter lost his footing and fell off the trailer and was caught under the vehicle. The Georgia State Patrol is continuing their investigation of the incident. Construction Accident Statistics The following information was provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA): 4,836 workers were killed on the job in 2015. This averages to more than 93 deaths a week or more than 13 deaths every day. Of the 4,379 worker fatalities that occurred in private industry, 937 were associated with construction. The leading causes of construction-related deaths…

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