Two people are dead after a two-vehicle fatal crash in Montgomery County on Tuesday.
According to a spokesperson with the Texas Department of Public Safety, the worker was working on the southbound feeder road of U.S. 59 near FM 1314 just after 3:00 p.m. when a driver in a Chevy Cobalt drove across traffic cones and struck the back of the worker’s pumper truck. The sewer worker became trapped in between the pump truck and the car.
The employee was working on the southbound feeder road of U.S. 59 near FM 1314 slightly after 3 p.m. Tuesday when a driver drove across traffic cones and hit the back of the worker’s pump truck. The worker was standing behind his truck cleaning sewer lines and was pinned between the car and the pumper truck.
Both the worker and the driver of the Cobalt died at the scene of the crash. Authorities have not yet released their identities pending notification of their families.
On-the-job injuries can happen for a number of reasons. Some are due to worker negligence or failing to take proper safety precautions. Workers on construction job sites always seem to see a higher number of workplace injuries or deaths because of the constant use of heavy machinery and industrial equipment, the use of hazardous substances and materials and because of construction workers often being required to perform their jobs at high elevations at the job site. Road workers are also exposed to many of the same types of hazards that workers on construction sites are with the added element of vehicles and heavy traffic. If a driver is unaware of or ignores warnings in a road construction area, workers and drivers can get hurt.
When anyone is seriously injured or killed in such an incident, it can leave families reeling from the unexpected expenses that come from hospital or medical bills, the tragedy of funeral costs and not knowing what to do without that source of income coming in to help pay the bills.
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