Wednesday, January 18, 2006


Road construction worker killed by 25-ton roller

`A Texas Department of Transportation employee was killed Sunday when he stepped in front of a moving 25-ton roller.[..]

Witnesses said Hayes stepped in front of the machine as it was backing up. The machine, known as a pneumatic roller, compacts pavement.

Hayes died instantly, [a spokesman] said. [..]

“He was a very experienced man, and for some inexplicable reason, he walked out in front of one of those rollers,” [the spokesman] said. “We’re stunned.”‘

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