Although construction companies in Colorado and elsewhere may take certain precautions to ensure the safety of employees, it can be challenging to predict every potential hazard. With numerous crucial aspects to consider, such as weight limits concerning materials and maintenance of equipment, certain dangers may unfortunately be overlooked. A recent construction accident in another state has injured three individuals, two of which are reportedly in critical condition.
All three were operating in the cellar of a home that was under construction. According to reports, a crane operator was lifting materials, and once the materials were placed on top of the house, the weight was evidently too heavy for the roof to bear. The load, which contained laminated beams, concrete blocks and bags of cement crashed though the ceiling and fell on the workers below.
While two were reportedly rescued shortly after the incident and rushed to the hospital, one was trapped for as long as two hours before emergency responders were able to free him. Two of the workers apparently remain in critical condition, while the other is listed in serious condition. An investigation is underway, which reportedly seeks to determine if a qualified engineer approved the site of the material delivery.
Those who suffer serious injuries in a construction accident often face numerous challenges while on the road to recovery. Along with the potential physical and/or emotional damage of such an incident, victims of a similar situation may also find themselves in need of financial relief, but may be uncertain how to proceed. By speaking with an attorney, a client in Colorado could obtain guidance on available outlets for compensation, as well as assistance in navigating the process.
Source: New York Post, “Construction workers seriously injured, trapped in crane accident“, Tina Moore and Bruce Golding View, June 20, 2017