Dump truck tips over, kills AT&T worker standing nearby

A man died after a dump truck tipped over crushing him on McKay Cove in the Sweetwater subdivision on Dec. 9, 2016. (KXAN Photo)
A man died after a dump truck tipped over crushing him on McKay Cove in the Sweetwater subdivision on Dec. 9, 2016. (KXAN Photo)

TRAVIS COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — An AT&T technician who was working on a home in the Sweetwater Subdivision on Friday afternoon in southwest Travis County died after a nearby dump truck tipped over and fell on top of him. The Texas Department of Public Safety has identified the deceased as David Jur, 46, from Elgin.

Authorities were called to McKay Cove at 2:06 p.m. for a dump truck that was unloading dirt and tipped over on Jur who was standing next to the truck.

“The back of the truck was extending to let go of the load, and then somehow the balance was lost and the truck went over on its side,” said Kristen Dark, Senior Public Information Officer with the Travis County Sheriff’s Office. “It’s an extremely tragic event in our hearts go out to the family of this individual. This time of year is a very joyful time and so tragic events are much harder and we just extend out our deepest sympathies.”

Jur died at the scene. The driver of the dump truck was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The incident happened in the Sweetwater subdivision, which still has many homes under construction. A search of Google Maps shows many homes on McKay Cove are being built by Perry Homes but the lot where the incident happeend is not a Perry development. A spokesperson for Perry Homes in Austin and San Antonio says, “The fatality did not involve Perry Homes, its operations or our employees. Nevertheless, our thoughts and prayers are with the deceased and the family.”

Family and friends of Jur have set up a GoFundMe account to assist his family with the financial hardship the incident has placed on his family.

The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating the construction accident.

A man died after a dump truck tipped over crushing him on McKay Cove in the Sweetwater subdivision on Dec. 9, 2016. (ReportIt: Cory Armer)
A man died after a dump truck tipped over crushing him on McKay Cove in the Sweetwater subdivision on Dec. 9, 2016. (ReportIt: Cory Armer)