Contractor With VDOT Hit, But ‘OK’

Employee ‘Brushed’ By Truck

Posted: August 20, 2014

HARRISONBURG — An employee with a contractor for the Virginia Department of Transportation suffered only a bruised ankle after being “brushed” by a tractor-trailer in a Interstate 81 work zone early Tuesday, company officials say.

The incident happened at about 2:10 a.m. at the northbound exit ramp at mile marker 251, just north of Harrisonburg, Virginia State Police spokesman Sgt. F.L. Tyler said.

The employee was taken to Sentara RMH Medical Center, but additional details were unavailable from state police, including the man’s name, age and hometown. It could not be confirmed whether the driver was at fault in the incident.

According to officials at Lanford Brothers Co. of Roanoke, the employee is a temporary worker from Action Personnel in Roanoke, and he was assisting with Lanford’s work for VDOT at the Harrisonburg interchange.

He was treated and released from the hospital after getting “brushed” by a tractor-trailer, said Michael Loveman, Lanford’s safety director.

“It looks like everything is going to turn out OK,” company President Ken Lanford said.

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