Early Tuesday morning, October 10, 2017 a construction worker was killed
when a car ran into his backhoe on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
State police have identified the man killed as Robert W. Marchetti, 63,
of Luzerne County. The accident occurred outside the Kittatinny Tunnel
in Franklin County, just outside of Shippensburg.
According to reports, Marchetti was attempting to drive his backhoe across
the eastbound lanes when a car driven by a 21-year-old New Jersey man
struck the backhoe’s rear bucket. Marchetti was ejected from the
backhoe and pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the vehicle and his passenger were taken to area hospitals
with non-life-threatening injuries.
Construction Worker Accidents Call for Serious Representation
Unfortunately, road workers have a high risk job, and tragic incidents
like this sometimes occur. If you or a loved one has suffered as the result
of a highway accident, your chances of securing a fair settlement for
your losses are only as strong as the legal team you have by your side.
At Metzger Wickersham, our attorneys can review your case and recommend
the best course of action. We provide caring and compassionate representation
for clients throughout Pennsylvania. Contact us today for a free case
review of your workers' compensation or personal injury accident claim.