Construction companies in Colorado and across the country operate under a long list of regulations. Any violation can lead to disastrous consequences. These statutes are in place to increase worker safety and reduce the chances of a dangerous workplace incident. An investigation is currently underway to determine if there were any violations in relation to a recent construction accident in which a man became pinned under a collapsed wall.
At around 10:30 a.m. on a recent Monday, a 35-year-old man suddenly became trapped underneath part of a wall that collapsed at the construction site of a local residence. Upon arrival, emergency responders assert that they were not immediately able to rescue the man on account of an excavator that was leaning on a nearby slope. After securing the excavator, they were able to remove the man from beneath the wall and subsequently airlifted him to a medical facility.
While the man’s injuries were reportedly not life-threatening, the danger that he faced was significant. Countless workers have suffered long-term or permanent damage to extremities when pinned underneath heavy objects. Similar injuries can impact a person’s life in numerous ways, potentially resulting in difficulty with movement along with a great deal of pain and suffering.
When a person suffers severe injuries in a construction accident, he or she may soon be faced with the financial challenges that often accompany extensive medical bills and/or a loss of income. Individuals in Colorado who face similar hardships often seek guidance on the available outlets for compensation. When facing such a stressful and intimidating event, a person will often consult an attorney for assistance in navigating the process.
Source: providencejournal.com, “Federal agency to investigate Coventry construction accident“, Lynn Arditi, June 27, 2017