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More on the Deadly Construction Accident in Floyd County; Brakes Fail on Dump Truck Hauling Asphalt



At least one of the four men involved in a fatal construction site accident in Floyd County last week is from Alabama.


Floyd County officials said, a crew from Cornerstone Concrete was working on a one-mile driveway when a flatbed truck began moving.


"So, the truck was being loaded with asphalt. It began to roll forward. At that point, it met a Bobcat. Both of those pieces of equipment went off the hill about 50 feet down the drop, down the embankment, into the woods," said Floyd County Police Sgt. Chris Fincher.


The driver of the Bobcat, 21-year-old John Hunter Lane, of Kingston, GA, and the person in the bucket of the Bobcat, 19-year-old Cody Hauser, of Cartersville, GA, were killed.


Two others were injured, including a person airlifted to Erlanger Health System in Chattanooga, police said.


"In the truck, the driver of that truck is Samuel Hancock. He was the one that was airlifted to Erlanger Medical Center. Albert Star of the Alexis community in Alabama was transported to Atrium Health in Rome," said Sgt. Fincher.

A total of six workers were at the site at the time of the incident.


The heatwave we have been having and the difficult terrain made the investigation a challenge.


Investigators believe the brakes failed in the truck, causing the truck to roll forward.

Officials said an Armuchee, GA company, KGI, was operating the construction site.


OSHA is investigating the incident.

(Combined Sources)

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