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Man crushed by rock and building in fatal construction accident

On Behalf of | Jul 18, 2017 | Construction Workers' Accidents, Firm News

A man has reportedly passed away at the construction site of a library that is undergoing renovation in another state. Construction workers in Colorado and elsewhere who operate on similar projects often face numerous hazards on the job, especially in the presence of heavy materials and machinery. Losing a loved one in a fatal construction accident is something no family should have to face, but unfortunately, many individuals have been left to grieve under similar circumstances throughout the years.

The incident reportedly took place at the construction site of a major renovation of a public library. The man, who was apparently in his 30s, was working around the foundation of the building when a rock suddenly broke loose and struck him. According to investigators, the man was crushed by a portion of the building, and was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

Although it is unclear what may have caused the rock to break loose, officials are reportedly on-site and investigations into the incident are underway. Debris may often be a concern on construction sites, as falling rocks typically pose a significant threat to the health of anyone nearby. According to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, the contractor that employed the man has been cited for as many as 10 violations in the past eight years, one of which was deemed serious.

In addition to potentially being left in search of answers, families who lose a loved one in a fatal construction accident may also find themselves in need of financial relief, perhaps especially if the deceased was the primary wage earner. When facing such a tragedy, surviving family members may often choose to speak with an attorney for advice on available options for compensation. An attorney can evaluate the incident and assist a client in Colorado in pursuing compensation for losses through every applicable outlet.

Source: bostonherald.com, “Worker killed in accident at Woburn library“, Marie Szaniszlo, July 12, 2017

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