Construction worker killed when dump truck backs over him

A Oregon construction worker, John Thomas Sparks, was killed in a construction accident when a dump truck backed over him on a work site on the Washington County road realignment project in Oregon.

According to a report on Oregon Live.com, Sparks, 51, was a flagger on the construction site on Saturday and was directing traffic and facing the other direction when the truck backed up and hit him. Sparks was apparently in the truck driver’s blind spot. He was knocked down and received crushing injuries. He was pronounced dead at the accident scene.

The Federal Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) are conducting a full investigation. The Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team (CART) are also assisting in the investigation.

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