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Worker crushed by roller in I-84 construction accident

Article Date: 
25 May, 2012 (All day)

An accident occurred in the construction area last week on Interstate 84 in Morgan County, near the Peterson Bridge. Investigating Officer, Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Mark Shepherd explained, “The accident happened about 11 a.m. Thursday, May 17. The construction worker was on foot. He and other workers had their backs to the asphalt roller. For whatever the reason, it couldn’t stop, and the roller had run over one worker crushing him into the road.”  Shepherd described the worker’s injuries as extensive, “he was in critical condition with several broken bones, a punctured lung and a lacerated liver.”

 The Morgan County Ambulance responded to the emergency call and immediately  transported him to Ogden Regional Hospital. The worker is now in stable condition.