A 51-year-old Spring Hill truck driver was killed in an industrial accident at the Cemex cement plant in Brooksville Wednesday morning.
According to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office, the man was driving the first truck of the day to dump a load of ash. As he exited his truck, the driver of the front-end loader, who was moving debris from one bin to another, failed to see the man.
As the driver of the front-end loader attempted to return to the bin, he backed into the deceased man, pinning him against the cabin of his own truck.
The accident is still being investigated by the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office and the Mine Safety and Health Administration.
Industrial accidents can take place in many lines of work, although employees are usually at a heightened risk in environments involving scaffolding, cranes, power tools, forklifts and all other heavy and dangerous industrial equipment. During dangerous construction work in Brooksville and Spring Hill, there is always the risk of suffering a severe personal injury during any shift. When job duties put you in harm’s way, or when an employer’s negligence causes an accident to occur, you need the help of a Hernando County Injury Lawyer who can aggressively fight to protect your rights.
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