Molino Man Killed In Alabama Bulldozer Accident
May 11, 2012
A Molino man was killed when he was run over the by bulldozer he was operating Friday morning about 12 miles northeast of Flomaton.
Boatwright apparently struck a 4-foot tall debris pile with the dozer at a work site and was ejected. He was then run over by the dozer’s tracks, according to Mike Lambert, chief deputy of the Escambia County (Ala.) Sheriff’s Office. The dozer then continued for about 150 yards or more, through a pond, and coming to rest across Wildfork Road.
Family members aid Boatwright has operated heavy equipment for over 60 years, and they believe a medical condition may have caused him to hit the debris pile.
The accident remains under investigation by the Escambia County (Ala.) Sheriff’s Office.
Pictured: A dozer that ran over a Molino man came to rest alongside Wildfork Road northeast of Flomaton. Pictured inset: The dozer traveled through this pond without a driver. Submitted photos for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.