Construction worker killed in backover accident on I-90 work zone in Montana

Road Work Cones ConstructionKathleen Louise Lee, a 52-year-old construction worker, was killed when she was backed over by a another construction worker at an Interstate 90 road construction site near Livingston in Park County, Mont., abc Fox Montana reports.

The Sheriff’s office and fire department were called to the scene at approximately 1:30 p.m. April 17 and found Lee dead.

Park County Undersheriff Clay Herbst told the news agency that it was an unfortunate incident. “It appears she was backed over by a construction vehicle within the site, so nobody had driven in from outside,” he said. “It wasn’t a motor vehicle accident as such, so it has been deemed as an industrial accident. The sheriff’s office is investigating the incident, but that’s still incomplete.”

According to the news agency, Tony Ewalt Senior Vice President of Sleeten Construction released a statement saying the company is saddened by the death of their employee, adding, “The deceased was a laborer employee with our bridge division who in the past year had worked on several different projects for the company. We extend our hearts and deepest sympathies to her family, friends, and all.”