Officials say a deadly construction accident occurred at 8325 Pearson Ranch Road, near the Round Rock ISD West Transportation Facility at around 3:00 p.m. A man was clearing land with a backhoe when he hit a bump and was tossed in front of the machine.
KXAN reports that the man was then run over and killed by the construction machine. Emergency crews pronounced the man dead at the scene of the accident. The victim’s name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the fatal work accident with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, reports KXAN. At this time, deputies do not believe foul play was a factor in the incident.
The following information regarding on the job accidents is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS):