Construction worker killed after being hit by dump truck on Georgia interstate

Updated Oct 1, 2014

roadworksignA construction worker was killed over the weekend in Rockdale, Georgia after being hit by a dump truck.

Tristram Harvey, 51, was killed inside of a road work zone on Interstate 20 after being backed over by the truck, according to a report from the Rockdale News.

The accident happened around 9:30 p.m. Saturday, the Georgia State Patrol told the paper. According to troopers, the truck was backing up alongside other equipment when Harvey walked behind the truck.

The driver of the truck was apparently unaware of hitting Harvey as after being hit, his body became lodged beneath the truck’s undercarriage. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

An investigation is ongoing.

Unfortunately, terrible accidents like this one are all too common on construction sites and inside work zones. We’ve put together two articles on how crews can avoid such incidents: