Federal officials from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are conducting an ongoing investigation into the death of a construction worker. The fatal on-the-job accident occurred doing a project to repair flood damage. The accident did not happen in Minnesota, but serious accidents can occur at any work site.
This accident took place as the 46-year-old worker was apparently assisting the driver of a tractor-trailer to back up along a curve on a canyon road. The man was an employee of an excavating company that was contracted to perform flood repair to the canyon roadway. The worker was purportedly walking behind the truck and providing guidance to the driver.