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Man Dead After North Carrollton Construction Accident

Officials are investigating a fatal construction accident that left one man dead in Carrollton, Mississippi.

Details of the Fatal Construction Accident

According to the Carrollton Leader, a man was killed after being hit by a large construction vehicle at a jobsite on the corner of Windhaven Parkway and Old Denton Road. The area is the site of a new development project.

Officials have not released the name of the deceased, and how the accident occurred is still under investigation.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will investigate the incident at authorities have concluded there is not criminal element to the incident.

Construction Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA):

  • 4,836 workers were killed on the job in 2015. That averages to more than 13 deaths every day.
  • Of the workplace fatalities recorded, 4,379 occurred in private industry and 937 were linked to construction.
  • Among the leading causes of death in construction were:
    • Falls
    • Struck by Object
    • Electrocutions
    • Caught-in/between

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