The workplace accident occurred at a park located on the corner of 900 North and State Route 17 near LaVerkin Creek at around 2:00 p.m. local time. A worker was marking off public utility lines when he was struck by a construction vehicle.
The St. George News reports that the man succumbed to his injuries at the worksite. The trackhoe operator was unaware of the man’s location when he struck the worker with the body of the machine as it spun around. Officials believe the incident was an accident and that there was no sign of malicious intent or impairment.
The deceased worker, who remains unidentified, was a veteran employee of the construction company, according to The St. George News. The information reported is from initial findings from law enforcement investigations. More information may be made available as the investigation unfolds.
The following statistics are provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).