Oregon DOT Worker Killed on Duty
About the Oregon Worker Fatality
Reports say that Donald Kendall, 54 of Ukiah, Ore. was killed on Tuesday afternoon while working with a crew performing a chip seal paving project. The crew was working on Highway 320, south of Interstate 84 outside of Echo, Ore. Oregon State Police was alerted to the fatal accident at about 1:15 p.m.
The details of the accident have not been made public at this time.
According to a spokesman for ODOT, Kendall was a 30-year employee and often worked as a snow plow driver to free drivers who had become stuck.
Oregon Fatal Workplace Accident Statistics
The following information is provided by the Oregon Health & Science University:
Based on Oregon Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) records, there were 47 workers killed at work in 2012, representing a fatality rate of 2.6 fatalities per 100,000 Oregon workers. Most commonly, fatalities occurred in the construction and transportation industy.