Construction Worker Dies in Log Accident
About the Fatal Accident
According to ABC 7 News, the man, Franklin Talley Jr., was attempting to secure giant logs onto a flatbed truck when one rolled off and crushed him.
The accident occurred at 4854 North Rock Spring Road where construction crews were working on a home on the property, shortly before 6 p.m.
Franklin Talley Jr. was known to be a hard worker and a family man. The Arlington police are assuming no foul play was involved and are calling this a “tragic accident”.
Construction Accident Statistics
The Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) states:
- Fatal work injuries in the private construction sector increased 5 percent from 2011 to 2012 (from 738 in 2011 to 775 in 2012). This is the first increase in construction deaths since 2006.
- The construction industry accounted for the highest number of fatal work injuries in 2012.
- In 2012, there were 849 deaths in the construction industry.
- 4,383 fatal occupational injuries were reported in 2012.