Man killed in King County backhoe accident

The News Tribune of Tacoma reports that a man was critically injured when he was run over by a backhoe while he was clearing property near Renton. The man was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle where he died of his injuries shortly after.

According to The Tribune, the accident occurred in the 11900 block of 171st Place Southeast when a a tie rod broke on the backhoe and the machine started to roll. The man tried to reach the backhoe controls to stop it and he fell and was run over.

It is unclear what caused the tie rod to break. In cases like this, it is important to look at the vehicle’s maintenance record and determine whether if it was properly maintained, especially if it was a rental.

This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured in Seattle motor vehicle accidents and the family of those killed.

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