CLARKSBURG, WV – A tragic workplace fatality occurred in March 2022 in the Clarksburg area at around 2:30 pm. Several pieces of heavy excavation equipment were being operated in the area of East Main Street in Clarksburg, West Virginia. Wayne Burchard, age 75, fell in front of a moving excavator and was run over by the machine. Mr. Burchard was a truck driver who was a contractor from Empire Builders in Parkersburg. He had been hired by the City of Clarksburg to work on a demolition site.
What a horrible way to die and how terribly devastating for his family. You have to give this man a lot of credit for being out there working in the heat of summer at age 75.
Clarksburg Fire Department, Police Department, EMS, and the Medical Examiner were dispatched to the accident scene but there was nothing that could be done to save Mr. Burchard.
Sadly, worker death rates in West Virginia are still higher than the national average, especially from accidents involving large trucks and heavy equipment.
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