Worker critically injured when machine flips over

February 04, 1997|By TaNoah Morgan | TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF

A Baltimore construction worker was in critical but stable condition at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center yesterday after being trapped under part of a tamping roller that flipped over on him in an accident Friday in Piney Orchard.

County police said Horace Raymond Williams, 46, of the 1700 block of Thomas Ave. was driving the roller to compact soil for a drainage swale on Aspen Road, near Sycamore Glen, about 1: 30 p.m. when the soil near the edge of the swale gave way.

The roller flipped over, tossing Williams from the driver's seat. The overhead canopy of the roller fell on him, trapping him for several minutes until his co-workers used equipment to lift the canopy off him, police said.

The Maryland Occupational Safety and Health agency is investigating.

Pub Date: 2/04/97

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