Date of Incident: March 29, 2016
Name of Company: Charleston Carriage Works
Code: Vehicle/Carriage Wagon & Horse/Mule Related & Property Damage
Construction crew had the entire eastbound lane of George Street between King Street and St. Philips Street blocked with their trailers and equipment, including a mini-excavator, steel plates and two large 6’ x 6’ deep holes with people in them. The road should have been closed to carriage wagon traffic: however, no notice was given that this project was happening. The TEOs had not been sent any notice of this road work. Once the carriage crossed King Street and the project became visible, there was nowhere for the wagon to go. The horse would no go past the hole in the road. He backed up and the wagon damaged the hood and bumper of a vehicle. The horse had some minor abrasions to a leg.