A roller (also known as a roller-compactor or road roller) is a construction vehicle with a large cylinder attached to the front in place of the wheels that is used to compact concrete, soil, asphalt and gravel, usually as a part of constructing a road.
Recently, a construction worker was killed in a roller accident while working on a jobsite in St. Petersburg, Florida. The accident happened around 3:45 p.m. on a construction site near Sawgrass Lake Park, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
The 53-year-old construction worker was reportedly driving a roller on top of a sand berm prior to the incident. He became pinned under the roller after it slipped and rolled on top of him, according to the report.
Although the construction worker’s co-workers were able to free him using other pieces of equipment, he was later pronounced dead at the scene. The incident was still under investigation at the time of this report.
What Should I Do If My Loved One Died in a Construction Accident Involving a Roller?
Even though it is difficult to think about in the aftermath of losing a loved one, family members should speak with an attorney about their situation. Through a civil lawsuit, families may be able to hold those at fault for their loss accountable and recover compensation for funeral expenses, lost income and pain and suffering.
Colson Hicks Eidson – Injury Attorneys