Tuesday, October 25, 2016

One construction worker with Thompson Grading burried alive and died when an unshored and dry trench collapsed in Carroll County, Georgia

OCTOBER 24, 2016

Carroll County, Georgia

A man stuck in a trench in Carroll County has died, according to Carroll County Fire Rescue.

The victim worked for Thompson Grading, an excavation and grading company. He was working on the trench when it collapsed on top of him, and fellow workers called a rescue team from Haralson County. Both Carroll County and Haralson County emergency management service the area of this tragic accident. Emergency workers from Carroll County removed the body.

Channel 2 Action News reported seeing trench boxes, which are used to secure the walls of the hole, at the site. The Georgia Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the incident. It is likely that the trench boxes were brought in after the worker was buried, to be able to dig him out. The images show that the soil was extremely dry and sandy, making it a likely candidate for wall collapse unless it is properly shored. I am sure Thompson Grading will pay dearly for this tragic death of the poor worker.

The incident occurred near Jake Bumcombe Road in Waco, in west Georgia.


Worker killed in Carroll County trench collapse

by: Richard Elliot Updated: Oct 24, 2016 - 10:29 PM

CARROLL COUNTY, Ha. - A worker has died following a trench collapse in Carroll County Monday.

The accident happened in the area of Jake Buncombe Road.

Rescue teams from Haralson County tried to get the man out of the trench alive, but were too late.

The victim was pronounced dead on the scene.


Thompson Grading, Inc.

d/b/a Calvin Thompson Construction Company

Thompson Grading, Inc. Mission Statement:

We are a family owned company specializing in earth moving and excavations and we are committed to maintaining our high standards while keeping our dedication to the highest quality of customer service to our clients. We will continue to provide our employees a stable work environment with equal opportunity for learning and personal growth. Above all, employees will be provided the same concern, respect, and caring attitude within the company that they are expected to share externally with every Thompson Grading, Inc. client.

Thompson Grading, Inc. was founded in 1971 by Calvin Thompson. Thompson Grading specializes in moving dirt and fine grading. It all began from his house with approximately 18 employees. It is now one of the leading excavation contractor companies in Georgia and consists of 53+ employees. The fleet of machines includes scrapers, excavators, dozers, motor graders and articulated trucks with a total of approximately 70 pieces of equipment.