At the intersection of Francis St. and Oswego St. in Charleston, a truck driver was involved in a fatal accident. The worker, whose identity has not been released, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The Charleston mayor, John Tecklenburg, released the following statement in regards to the tragedy:
“Tonight, the whole City of Charleston family is grieving the loss of a Charleston Public Service Department contract worker who died this afternoon in a tragic accident involving a city Public Service Department vehicle. Few details are known at this time, but the South Carolina Highway Patrol is leading the investigation and the Charleston County coroner will have further details after the family has been notified. For now, our thoughts and prayers are with everyone touched by this terrible tragedy.”
All information is provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):
• In 2013, there were a total of 3,964 people who were killed in accidents with large trucks.
• In the same year, there were 67 fatal accidents involving large trucks in South Carolina.
• Additionally, an estimated 95,000 people were injured during 2013 due to large truck accidents.
All information is provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA):
• In 2014, 4,821 workers were killed on the job.
• In the same year, there was an average of more than 92 worker fatalities a week.
• There were 1,157 fatal work injuries due to roadway incidents in 2014.