Co-Worker Remembered One Year After His Death - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

10/31/07

Co-Worker Remembered One Year After His Death

One year after his death, co-workers and the mother of 21-year-old Cody Green met to remember him.

You may recall, last Halloween NewsChannel 11 reported to you about Green's death. He was hit and killed by a speeding semi going past a construction site at the Marsha Sharp Freeway and Avenue W.

"Every morning we talk about this. We want to remember it," said one co-worker.

Each morning during their safety meetings, Granite Construction workers remember one of their own killed last Halloween.

"I loved him. And I'm not going to forget him, I'll tell you that," said another co-worker.

"This is my first time to Lubbock since the accident and it took a lot for me to come here," said Green's mother, Sharon.

Sharon visited the site of her son's death for the first time on Wednesday.

"I think I got a little bit of closure from it and I think it helped me to see where it happened and kind of understand what happened, because before I didn't understand," said Sharon.

Like so many construction workers today, last Halloween Cody was just doing this job when he was accidentally killed. A cross now serves as a reminder and stands as a tribute to the loss but also as a lesson to all Lubbock drivers.

"Give everybody a break in construction. Give these guys the benefit of the doubt and just slow down. Just slow down," asks Sharon. 

As a reminder, when traveling through any construction site in Texas, fines are doubled for speeding.

11/1/07
NewsChannel 11 Clarifies Story About Construction Accident
Wednesday night in our report on the anniversary of the death of Lubbock construction worker Cody Green, NewsChannel 11 reported that Green was, "hit and killed by a semi speeding through the Marsha Sharp Freeway construction site".

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