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Crane accidents run the risk of ending in disaster in Colorado

When a construction job calls for the lifting of exceedingly heavy materials, workers in Colorado and elsewhere may be required to make use of a crane. While these machines make it much less difficult to perform job duties that would otherwise be nearly impossible, there is also a certain level of risk involved in their use. Crane accidents can prove to be some of the most devastating workplace incidents, potentially placing the safety of everyone nearby in harm's way.

A recent accident involving a crane in a neighboring state left one man with injuries, and several others scrambling to seek safety. According to reports, the incident took place on a recent Wednesday morning as workers were attempting to lift a concrete wall with use of a crane. While transporting the wall, a cable suddenly snapped and caused the crane to collapse and topple over.

1 dead after construction accident involving lift and doorway

Construction workers in Colorado and across the country make use of various types of equipment and machinery that are necessary to the task at hand. While machines such as a scissor lift can be helpful in job duties that require one to work at heights, workers must use caution when moving similar machines to reduce the odds of a dangerous incident. A 27-year-old man has died in a recent construction accident after becoming trapped between a motorized lift and a doorway.

According to reports, the incident occurred just after 10 a.m. on a recent Thursday as the man was operating a motorized lift at a job site. While attempting to move the lift, his head suddenly became trapped between the machine and a nearby doorway. Other workers found the man and notified emergency responders, but he was unfortunately pronounced dead at the scene soon thereafter.

Construction accident involving 9 story fall claims worker's life

For those who work for construction companies in Colorado and elsewhere, working at heights may be an everyday requirement. However, even by strictly adhering to safety procedures and wearing the proper gear, an individual could be at risk while performing similar duties. A 27-year-old man in another state suffered fatal injuries in a recent construction accident in which he reportedly fell from the ninth floor of a building.

According to reports, the incident took place on a recent Saturday as the man was installing rebar on the ninth floor of a building that was under construction. For reasons unknown, the man suddenly fell and suffered fatal injuries in the process. Although the exact cause of the incident remains unknown, a state investigation has reportedly been initiated in relation to allegations that issues with certain safety measures may have contributed to the incident.

Construction accident claims life of 45-year-old man

Many individuals in Colorado and elsewhere make use of lifts when performing job-related duties at heights. While these machines make it possible to perform work on areas that would otherwise be out of reach, those who use a lift must proceed with caution, as falling from a lift or coming too close to a power line could prove devastating. A 45-year-old man has died in a recent construction accident in another state after he came in contact with a power line.

According to reports, the incident took place on a recent Friday morning at a construction site on a college campus. While performing work out of an aerial lift, the man apparently came in contact with a live power line. Several individuals in the area reported seeing smoke and sparks during this period, and the man was unfortunately killed in the process.

Workplace injury: 1 dead after becoming trapped under dump truck

Many individuals in Colorado and across the country are required to work in close proximity to heavy duty vehicles in a variety of professions. With the inherent size and weight of such a vehicle, it could pose a significant threat to the health of those nearby. A 57-year-old man has suffered a fatal workplace injury in another state after he was trapped underneath the tires of a dump truck.

According to reports, the accident occurred at the job site of a newly developed community. Workers were attempting to free a dump truck that had become stuck at the site with the use of another machine. During this period, for reasons unknown a man became stuck under the rear wheels of the truck, and was pronounced dead at the scene soon thereafter.

1 dies after being struck by pipe in construction accident

Construction workers in Colorado and elsewhere are generally required to wear the proper safety gear while operating at a job site. However, while wearing the necessary equipment, such as a hard hat, may go a long way in increasing workplace safety, it might not always be enough. A recent construction accident has claimed the life of a 57-year-old man who was struck in the head by a pipe while on the job.

The incident took place on a recent Tuesday as the man was waiting for another worker to lower a pipe into a ditch. According to reports, the pipe suddenly broke loose from a cable and struck the man in the head. Upon arriving at the scene, emergency personnel were able to remove the man from the ditch and rush him to a medical facility, but he was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.

Demolition negligence can cause a deadly construction accident

Compliance with safety regulations is vital during the demolition of any building in Colorado. One single error could result in a fatal construction accident, and putting safety precautions in place may take a few minutes, but it could avoid years of trauma for an injured construction worker. Adequate safety training is vital, and supervisors must enforce the use of appropriate personal protective equipment, and ensure everyone on-site knows how to use it.

An appropriately qualified person must do a final sweep of the building prior to demolition. He or she must ensure no person or object remains in the building. Unauthorized people must be monitored to ensure they are kept away from the site, and only once the person in charge has completed the final sweep must the demolition take place. Furthermore, it is essential to ensure that just suitably qualified professionals handle the explosive materials.

Man suffers head injury in recent construction accident

Many construction workers in Colorado and elsewhere make use of various types of equipment when performing job-related duties at heights. While safety procedures and gear may go a long way in reducing the chances of an accident, should the necessary equipment prove faulty or defective, the safety of a worker may be at risk. A man has suffered a head injury after falling from scaffolding in a recent construction accident in another state.

The incident took place on a recent Monday morning as the man was performing work for an asbestos removal contractor. According to reports, he was working around 15 feet in the air with use of scaffolding when he suddenly fell to the ground below. Upon arriving at the scene, emergency officials placed the man on a stretcher and rushed him to the hospital for treatment of a head injury.

The long wait for a decision re Social Security disability

Many individuals in Colorado and elsewhere rely on their ability to maintain a job to make a living. When a medical condition disrupts one's ability to perform the duties of a job, he or she could choose to pursue relief by applying for Social Security disability. However, aside from being stressful and daunting, the process of pursuing benefits can also be lengthy, which may leave many facing significant financial hardships while awaiting a decision.

After suffering a third heart attack, a man in another state filed for benefits through Social Security Disability Insurance. According to his wife, he was also in cardiac arrest for over an hour, and suffered severe memory loss and was no longer able to return to his previous place of employment. However, he was denied benefits twice and passed away during the long wait to appear before a judge to appeal the most recent decision.

Seeking financial relief through Social Security disability

Many individuals in Colorado and elsewhere have experienced a change in circumstance that makes it difficult to maintain gainful employment. Becoming unable to perform previous work-related duties is stressful and daunting, and it can also leave an individual in dire need of financial relief. Individuals who suffer similar hardships due to a disability may be eligible for benefits through Social Security Disability Insurance, but they might be uncertain how to approach the situation.

There are a multitude of factors that come into play in determining eligibility for Social Security disability. One of the first requirements that must be met concerns the nature of a person's condition, as his or her disability must be expected to last more than 12 months and must cause one to become incapable of maintaining gainful employment. A person's work history may also play a part in the decision, as a certain amount of work credits may be required, depending on the age of the individual applying for benefits.