Two people have died as the result of an accident occurring at a construction site this morning (Tuesday, June 14th) in Floyd County, Georgia.
As members of the Floyd County Police Department, and other emergency personnel, arrived at 4716 Old Dalton Road shortly after 9:00 – they found two people suffering serious injuries; according to Floyd County Deputy Coroner John Hamilton they were both pronounced dead a short time later.
Initial reports indicated that a flatbed truck was being loaded with asphalt at the top of a steep hill, and it appears at some point the brakes failed, and the truck started to roll backward. At the same time a small excavator was traveling uphill with a flagger on foot providing assistance. That bobcat and flagger were struck by the truck.
The construction site was being operated by KGI from Armuchee. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating the incident.
(Coosa Valley News/www.coosavalleynews.com)