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Worker Killed in Texarkana Construction Accident

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Jarod Cassidy2 years ago

Officials are investigating an incident in which a construction worker was fatally injured at a Texarkana jobsite.

Details of the Texarkana Construction Accident

According to The Baytown Sun, 61-year-old Jose Andrade was killed Tuesday afternoon when he was involved in a backhoe accident in Texarkana.

Reports indicated Andrade became trapped between the backhoe attachment and the tractor the equipment was attached to.

Andrade was pronounced dead at the scene.

Construction Accident Statistics

  • The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recorded 4,405 on the job deaths in 2013. This averages to 85 deaths a week or more than 12 deaths every day.
  • 3,929 of those deaths occurred in private industry, and 796 occurred at construction sites.
  • The leading causes of death for construction workers in 2012 were:
    • Falls
    • Struck by object
    • Electrocutions
    • Caught-in/between

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