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Highway Construction Worker Trapped Under Machinery

A highway construction worker in Vancouver became trapped under a paving machine last week for 45 minutes until fire rescue crews were able to lift the equipment off of him, according to Design Build Source.

One of his coworkers reportedly questioned whether the “buddy system” had been implemented properly. Accidents like this one can sometimes be prevented when coworkers watch out for each other as machinery is being moved. The cause of the accident remains under investigation.