Yesterday, a contractor was injured when a boulder fell off of the construction equipment he was using and rolled back onto him. Reports indicate that the contractor was working at a construction site in Charlotte at East Charlotte and Robinson Church Road when the accident occurred.
The contractor was using a Bobcat construction vehicle to lift a boulder when it fell off the machine’s scoop and rolled back onto the vehicle. The worker was trapped in the Bobcat, but fortunately he was able to use his cell phone to call 9-1-1.
Emergency crews removed the boulder, which was resting on top of the worker’s lap, and extricated him from the construction vehicle. He was taken to Carolinas Medical Center University for treatment of minor injuries.
Officials with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating the accident to determine a cause.
Contact the Raleigh construction equipment malfunction lawyers of Scudder & Hedrick, PLLC at 919-851-3311 today, if you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving construction equipment malfunction.