Ross Johnson, a truck driver from Gig Harbor, died on October 13, 2015, from injuries received the day before when he was struck by a yard tractor while working for Old Dominion Freight Lines Inc.  Washington’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health is investigating the incident, so we are still waiting to hear the details.

In honor of Mr. Johnson, please take this opportunity to talk with employees about how to prevent run‑over incidents. Provide and mark pedestrian paths to keep foot traffic out of high truck traffic areas.

Here are links to safety training materials to help:  http://keeptruckingsafe.org/struck-by-or-against.html

Our condolences to all the families involved including Old Dominion’s during this sad time.

We were unable to find an obituary to link to but would be glad to have someone add it to the comments below.