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Oregon Department of Transportation Under Investigation Following Two Separate Construction Worker Fatalities

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is under investigation following two separate incidents in which construction workers were killed on the job. In the first incident, a 54-year-old man working on a paving project was killed when a dump truck backed up and ran over him. The second fatality involved a 64-year-old man who was installing rumble strips at a different paving project; he was run over by a pick-up truck. In both cases, another employee was behind the wheel.

As part of the investigation, OSHA will be looking into supervision, safety protocols, and training of workers. If the ODOT is found negligent, it could face penalties.

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