Dump Truck Accident Leaves One Dead, One Injured

Dump Truck Accident Leaves One Dead, One Injured

One man is dead and the other seriously injured after they were hit by a dump truck on February 10, 2017. They were working to remove mud from California Highway 17 after a mud slide. The dump truck was also part of the clean-up effort.

Officers rescued a 34-year-old man from San Jose, who was trapped underneath the dump truck, according to a KRON4 reporter. However, a 54-year-old man from Los Banos could not be saved. Both men were working for Graniterock Construction Company.

The accident happened at about 12:15 p.m.

A reporter from KRON4 was at the scene.

This is a tragic reminder of the danger workers on our roads face every day. “From 1982 through 2014, 24,745 individuals (about 750 per year) lost their lives in work zone crashes,” according to the most recent statistics from the CDC.

Slow down when you see work cones in the road and watch for construction workers.

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Sources:

http://abc7news.com/news/father-of-two-identified-as-construction-worker-killed-on-highway-17/1747353/

http://abc7news.com/news/father-of-two-identified-as-construction-worker-killed-on-highway-17/1747353/http://kron4.com/2017/02/09/two-crew-workers-run-over-by-dump-truck-on-hwy-17-in-santa-cruz/

http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/02/09/santa-cruz-worker-hit-killed-while-cleaning-up-highway-17-mudslide/