Man Dies In Tragic Construction Accident

A construction accident claims the live of a northern Kentucky man.

Witnesses say 38-year-old Ricky Smith was foreman of a crew doing grading work along a road in Kenton County when one of the trucks backed over him.

Witnesses say when the driver realized what he had done, he stopped, pulled forward, and ran over smith again.

The Dry Ridge man, who worked for a Lexington company, died while being flown to the hospital.

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  • by Dirk Location: Boise, Idaho on Oct 13, 2007 at 01:18 PM
    One more in a long series of tragic accidents that are completely preventable. This is tragic. Too many workers involved in heavy equipment movements nationwide/worldwide are put at risk and will continue to be killed each year without legislation for active blind spot warning systems. Ultrasonic sensor devices are being used on retail autos to protect children from being backed over. For heavy construction equipment, a more robust and reliable system is necessary. Something that can network multiple sensors around a large vehicle to provide "visibility". By actively warning the vehicle operator of an object in a detection zone with an audible alarm in the cab as well as a camera system - something like this can be prevented. Radar is best for this application. There are several on the market but the one that's being picked up by two of the largest waste haulers in the nation is called (edited)


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