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Construction accident: 3 incidents leave 2 dead, 1 injured

On Behalf of | Oct 3, 2017 | Construction Workers' Accidents, Firm News

Individuals in Colorado and elsewhere who work in the construction business may face numerous hazards while on a job site. There are numerous circumstances in which a construction accident might occur, such as a fall from heights or a collapse in the ground. Two individuals died, and another was injured, following three construction-related incidents that took place over a recent three-day period.

The first incident occurred at a construction site in Colorado as a worker was repairing a lift that was being used to work on a bridge. The machine was leaning off the side of the road, and after sliding further off the edge, the man was suddenly ejected from the basket of the lift. He fell nearly 40 feet to the ground and landed on a survey stick. He was airlifted to the hospital soon thereafter, but was unfortunately pronounced dead later on.

A second death occurred when a worker fell into a manhole while sandblasting pipes. It is unclear what might have caused the incident, and he was pronounced dead at the scene. In a third incident, a construction worker was trapped under a vehicle that suddenly fell on top of him. Emergency responders were able to rescue the man, and he was rushed to the hospital for treatment of critical injuries.

Those who suffer serious harm or loss in a construction accident may face numerous hardships that can accompany such a tragedy. Extensive medical expenses and a loss of income can be a heavy burden, prompting many to seek out financial relief. When facing a similar situation, an individual in Colorado could speak with an experienced attorney for advice on the available options with which to pursue compensation, as well as assistance in navigating the process. The surviving family of a worker killed in an on the job accident can also seek counsel regarding the possibility of legal recourse.

Source: constructionequipment.com, “Three Construction Accidents, Two Deaths”, Sept. 26, 2017

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