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Several agencies returned to the scene on Monday. Police say 49 year old Ralph Riffle, Jr. of Rochester was part of a paving crew pouring concrete for the new Highway 62 in Chandler when a dump truck backed over him.Operations were shut down Monday in the area of Friday fatal accident while members of INDOT, OSHA, Motor Vehicle Enforcement, the coroner office and the Chandler Police Department each did their part to investigate just what happened.It was a difficult day for the E Paving crew working at their work site on Highway 62. One of their co workers isn there anymore.Assistant Chief Eric Morris describes, “It caused a lot of emotional pain here with the workers, and they having to deal with that. Yet, they are having to continue, eventually, once it okay to do so. “Ralph Riffle, Jr. had been employed by E since 1992. Police say Riffle was standing behind a dump truck, carrying concrete to the job site, when the truck accidentally backed over him.”Trying to get on the same page, make sure we do a complete, thorough investigation, it just a horrible incident,
and it deserves every attention we have,” says Morris.Drug tests have been done, and vehicles, equipment and signage are all being checked as standard procedure to make sure everything was in compliance that day. Morris says it didn help that the accident occurred on a state holiday.He explains, “We had a little problem getting the right people here that we needed because they weren there. It was a holiday. It took a little bit to get them here, but first thing this [Monday] morning, when everything was back to normal, everybody was where they needed to be.”And it didn help that Morris was the only officer working for Chandler. With an already apparent shortage of police officers on the force, all of Chandler emergency calls have been transferred to the Warrick County Sheriff Department while Chandler only officer on duty continues to work the accident investigation.Morris says, “At that point and time Friday, when this happened, Chandler was uncovered because I stuck doing this. I had no choice but to be here.”The coroner office says preliminary results show Riffle died of multiple blunt trauma, but they are awaiting toxicology results before a final determination is made. That expected in about three weeks.The man killed was part of the crew pouring concrete for the new highway being built in Chandler.Police say he was standing behind a dump truck that was backing up, and the driver didn see him. The worker died at the scene.Chandler Assistant Police Chief Eric Morris says, “We had some minor accidents mostly on the highway, but nothing up here. We not had any reports of any incidents with these construction crews or with this construction at all.”As of now Chandler Police are calling this an accident,
but the investigation is on going. The identity of the worker killed won be available until his family is notified.