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Two Killed in Accident Involving Pump Truck

Jonathan Hernandez6 months ago

Two people were killed in an accident that happened in Montgomery County.

Details about the Fatal Accident

The Houston Chronicle is reporting that a driver and a sewer worker were both killed in a double fatal accident that happened in Montgomery County on Tuesday, when the driver of the vehicle pinned the sewer worker between the worker’s truck and his vehicle.  

According to police, the employee was working along the southbound feeder road of US 59 near FM 1314, just after 3 p.m. on Tuesday when a driver of a vehicle drover across the traffic cones and hit the back end of the worker’s pump truck. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the worker was standing behind his truck and was cleaning sewer lines at the time of the accident.

Witnesses of the accident told police that the driver, in his Chevrolet Cobalt, disregarded the traffic cones before he hit the employee.

Both the driver of the Cobalt and the employee died at the scene of the accident. Neither man has been identified, pending notification of next of kin.

Important Information about On-the-Job Accidents

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, there are thousands of wrongful deaths of people killed on-the-job in the United States every year:

  • Being caught between and object, and being hit by an object are two of the leading causes of death in on-the-job accidents.
  • A total of 4,679 workers were killed on-the-job in the United States in 2014.
  • There was an average of 13 deaths per day and 90 deaths per week in the United States in 2014. 


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