Brighton, Colorado – A man lost his life in an accident at a construction site on Friday morning in Brighton. The incident occurred when a construction worker operating a dump truck was reversing the truck and ran over another worker.
The worker died from his injuries.
The dump truck driver was arrested and is facing charges for careless driving.
No other details have been provided.
Thoughts on Construction Site Accidents in Brighton, Colorado
Working at a construction site comes with hazards. Construction workers deserve to work in safer conditions. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2021, falling objects and equipment malfunctions, including vehicle strikes, accounted for 8% of construction deaths. When an accident caused by negligent actions happens at a construction site, and a worker suffers serious injuries or death, the negligent parties that failed to prevent this need to be held accountable.
Trained professionals must conduct a thorough investigation to provide answers for the surviving family. What was the truck driver doing? Was he on his phone? Was he impaired? Was he talking to others? Was he an inexperienced driver?
What was the role of the company the trucker works for? Do they vet and train their drivers on safety before placing them behind the wheel? Are there trucks optimized for safety with collision avoidance sensors and properly installed mirrors?
What was the general contractor or company responsible for the job site doing? Were safety protocols implemented?
People do not get run over unless someone is negligent. Often, incidents like these are a result of many people’s negligence. The family deserves answers and the right to justice from all wrongdoers.
May the answers come.
The Ammons Law Firm represents clients nationwide in catastrophic injury and wrongful death litigation, with extensive experience in complex auto/tire defect and commercial vehicle cases.
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