Individuals who are operating at the construction site of a new building may face various dangers while on the job. Workers in Colorado are generally required to follow safety procedures and use proper equipment to reduce the risk of a dangerous construction accident. Unfortunately, it can be challenging to account for every possible circumstance. Two men in another state recently suffered injuries while performing construction on a new Facebook building.
According to reports, the men were about 40-feet above ground while assembling steel framing when the beam fell. After falling around 20 feet, the beam apparently collided with various parts of the building, subsequently throwing the men toward the ground. Officials have advised that both were wearing safety harnesses at the time, which apparently kept them from hitting the ground and potentially saved their lives.
Both men were taken to the hospital apparently suffering from puncture wounds and lower body pain. An investigation into the incident is reportedly underway, which may partly be intended to discover the reason for failure in the beam. Although both men were saved by safety equipment, their injuries may still lead to a long and challenging period of recovery.
When facing the hardships that a construction accident can bring about, individuals often find themselves in need of financial assistance for the road to recovery. Securing restitution alone can be stressful and challenging, prompting many individuals to seek guidance and assistance in the process from an attorney. An attorney in Colorado can advise an accident victim of available outlets for compensation and subsequently assist him or her is seeking financial relief accordingly.
Source: abc7news.com, “2 workers hurt in construction accident at new Facebook building“, Matt Keller, April 27, 2017