A tragic accident took the life of a truck driver in Mebane, NC, on Tuesday, September 9.
Authorities say they responded to the scene at ABB, Inc., a South Carolina equipment manufacturing facility, on Tuesday afternoon. Eugene Early McDowell IV, 50, of Eden, had backed his truck into the loading dock and gotten out. A witness told police that another truck backed in next to McDowell and hit him. First responders tried to revive McDowell, but sadly he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Accidents on job sites, and involving large trucks, can happen for a variety of reasons. It’s important for safety protocols to be followed in facilities where multiple trucks are loading or unloading at the same time. Unfortunately, driver distraction or failing to follow safe driving rules may also contribute to serious accidents.
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Editorial Note: At A&A we are always looking to improve the quality and safety and are saddened by the outcome of many tragic accidents across the Carolinas. The purpose of this news blog is to write about cases relevant to our industry and raise awareness about injury cases so that victims of similar incidents can educate themselves on theories of liability, the law, and how personal injury cases typically work. This article is created using publicly available information and is a secondary source. If you find any information here to be inaccurate, please notify us at [email protected], and we will make the appropriate adjustments.