Cause of Fatal Construction Site Accident Unknown
Seattle (June 3, 2021) – While new details about a deadly construction accident on State Route 520 are emerging, what caused the accident and the construction worker’s identity have yet to be disclosed.
The Seattle Fire Department reported that a 45-year-old man died en route to the hospital yesterday after suffering catastrophic injuries on the SR 520 Montlake Project construction site around 5:00 p.m.
According to several reports, the man was pinned between a pillar and a flatbed truck carrying an 11,000 pound steel beam. Although rescue workers managed to free him, he ultimately succumbed to severe chest injuries.
There’s no word yet as to whether construction has been halted or whether the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has been contacted. Source: KOMO News