A construction worker was killed on the job Friday following an accident with an excavator at a worksite in Windsor, Connecticut.
Details of the Windsor Construction Accident
According to NBC Connecticut, 51-year-old Danny King was crushed between a backhoe and a trench box while working inside the trench around 1:30 pm Friday.
Emergency workers administered medical aid at the scene, but King was pronounced dead after arriving to an area hospital.
The victim’s father, John King, is the owner of the Bloomfield construction company and said that in his 50 years of owning the business, there has never been an accident like the one that claimed his son’s life.
A friend of the victim described Danny has a hard worker and stated that the man had lost his only daughter in an auto accident only a few years earlier.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and South Windsor police are investigating the incident.
Construction Accident Statistics
- According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 4,628 workers were killed on the job in 2012.
- This is equivalent to 89 deaths a week or more than 12 deaths a day.
- OSHA reports that 806 construction workers were killed on the job in 2012.
- 54.2 percent of construction fatalities were attributed to the “Fatal Four,” which includes:
- Struck by object