Worker Fatally Struck by Dump Truck


Emergency vehicle.

A 61-year-old Skansa construction worker was fatally struck by a subcontractor dump truck at the Pensacola Bay Bridge project in Florida. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Last Thursday Pensacola Police identified the man as Mark Carter, a Pensacola-native and construction veteran. A 54-year-old man was driving the dump truck, which he owns. He is a subcontractor on the project and was hauling asphalt. No one has been charged for the incident, though an investigation is ongoing. 

Skansa USA released a statement saying work is temporarily suspended. 

According to a statement, the incident occured at the north end of the project, where the company is reconstructing an interchange with a flyover structure and roundabout as part of the overall $430 million bridge upgrade.