WASHIINGTON – A road construction worker died Thursday on the Route 24 project in Washington.
Tazewell County Interim Coroner Cara Wilson said James A. Davis, 53, from Atlanta died at the scene as a result of his injuries.

WASHIINGTON – A road construction worker died Thursday on the Illinois 24 project in Washington.

Tazewell County Interim Coroner Cara Wilson said James A. Davis, 53, from Atlanta died at the scene as a result of his injuries.

The accident occurred just after 6 p.m. just east of Legion Road when Davis apparently was run over by the bulldozer.

On Friday, Wilson said Davis "sustained numerous fractures throughout his body, with severe trauma to skull."

The construction project is part of overall road improvements being done by the Illinois Department of Transportation in Washington.

IDOT spokesman Brian Williamsen said Davis was not an IDOT employee but rather a worker for one of the construction companies at the site.

Williamsen said IDOT will review the accident in conjuction with the other investigating agencies.

"Anytime there is a work-place accident we take a look at the situation so that we can learn something that will help make work zones safer," Williamsen said. "We want to make sure all road work zones are a safe as possible for IDOT and contract workers.

"Certainly our thoughts are with the worker's family," Williamsen said.

Wilson's office along with the Washington Police Department and the Illinois State PoliceCrime Scene Investigation Unit is investigating the accident.

Wilson said an inquest for Davis will be held at a later date.

A final determination of Davis' autopsy will be pending until toxicology studies are completed. Toxicology results will take three to four weeks to complete, Wilson said.