The Indiana Construction Accident Lawyers of Kooi Law have learned that a construction worker was killed early on the morning of April 16, 2012 when he was struck by an excavator. Co-workers advised emergency crews that 33 year-old David Anderson of Brownsburg was placing concrete barriers when the excavator pinned him against a barrier.
Indiana State Police reported that Anderson was one of two construction workers that were helping an excavator driver guide the barriers near a ramp on Allisonville and westbound I-465 in Northeast Indianapolis. Police believe the operator of the 2010 Caterpillar excavator simply lost track of where Anderson was standing when he moved the vehicle around crushing Anderson against one of the barriers he was guiding.
Investigators are intending to complete an accident reconstruction in an attempt to piece together what exactly occurred and what lead to yet another accidental construction accident. State Police report that Anderson was working for Walsh Construction Company of Crown Point, Indiana, at the time he was killed.
Indiana State Police investigators were joined by investigators from the Indiana Occupational Health and Safety Administration (IOSHA) in an attempt to determine if there were any violations or safety issues.