The employee was injured on the job moving some heavy equipment and died a short time later at the local hospital. A tragic accident and a reminder that Public Works employees are often involved in job related activities that can be dangerous and sometimes involve unforeseen risks.
Whether they are working on the side of the road where they are subject to the dangers of careless drivers, or working with heavy equipment, there is potential for tragedy.
To the public, please be sure to pay close attention when driving past highway workers or driving through the Transfer Station. To all those who serve us as public works employees, please be careful when doing your jobs and obey all safety rules and procedures.