Construction worker killed while laying asphalt

Northeast Asphalt Untitled 1John Garner, 52, was killed while construction crews were laying asphalt in Batesville, Arkansas. Authorities say Garner was helping with the construction when a piece of equipment flipped and rolled on top of him.

The accident took place at the intersection of Highland and East Main in Batesville. He was pronounced dead at White River Medical Center.

Deaths to construction workers are becoming an all-too-common occurrence. A similar death happened in New York when a 62-year-old worker died when equipment fell off a pallet and landed on him.

Road workers also face serious danger when working alongside busy roads, whether they’re picking up construction cones, or just tidying up the side of the highway.