Worker dies after being backed over by dump truck on Minnesota jobsite

Updated Jan 11, 2016

hard hat fallen in dirtA construction worker was killed last month in a back over accident involving a dump truck.

According to a report from KTSP TV, the incident occurred at Royalton High School in Minnesota the morning of Dec. 4. A dump truck being driven by 57-year-old Rodney Stanoch backed over  60-year-old Vernon Barthel.

The station reports the truck is registered to Joe’s Excavating of Sartell, which employed both men.

Barthel was airlifted to a hospital but died there later that afternoon.

The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office is conducting an investigation, KTSP reports.