Last month, a worker was killed in a tragic construction accident in Havelock after the backhoe he was operating flipped over on top of him. The worker, 39-year old Donald Collins, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The accident occurred around 11:30 AM at the Budget Inn and Suites.
Initial investigations led officials to believe that one of the machine’s rear wheels had slid down into a drainage ditch causing it to flip over and throw Collins underneath it. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the accident.
Our condolences go out to Collins’ family and friends during this difficult time.