Bulldozer Rolls over Man's Legs

By Nordeka English Of the St. Charles Post | St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO), October 1, 1993 | Go to article overview

Bulldozer Rolls over Man's Legs


Nordeka English Of the St. Charles Post, St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)


John Rose Jr. was counting his blessings Thursday after a run-in with a bulldozer Tuesday afternoon at a construction site.

"I'm here," Rose said from a comfy chair at his house in St. Charles County.

Rose had been working at a site on West Randolph Street in St. Charles and was carrying a 4-by-8 foot sheet of plywood when the mishap occurred. A bulldozer drove past him, and Rose kept walking. Then he heard the warning beep signaling the machine was backing.

"I turned to see where he was, and while I was making my turn, he was coming back. The side of the machine hit my plywood and threw me to the ground," Rose said. The plywood was across his feet and legs from the knees down. The operator backed one track all the way over the piece of plywood before realizing Rose was under it.

The bulldozer weighed about 8 tons, Rose said. …

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