It’s only January, and already there have been a number of construction accidents resulting in injuries in the United States. Just this week two workers were hurt after a wall used to create concrete walls inside a building fell. Also, in another accident, a 65-year-old construction worker died after a bundle of aluminum fell off a truck, striking him. Neil Hynick was transported to the hospital where he later died.
On Wednesday, another construction worker died and a second one was injured in an industrial accident. The men were demolishing a brick wall while standing on a scissor lift when the wall collapsed. This caused lift to drop. One of the workers, Fabian Garduno-Martinez, fell out of the lift, striking his head on the ground. He died from his injuries.
Massachusetts Worker Accidents
Please contact our Boston construction accident lawyers if you or someone you love was seriously injured in a work accident. We also have Massachusetts workers’ compensation attorneys that can help you with your work injury claim.
Unfortunately, working in the construction industry continues to be a dangerous business. In 2013, there were 796 construction worker deaths—at least 100 more than in the warehousing and transportation industries, which also have a high worker fatality rate.
Many construction accidents could and should have been prevented, if only the proper procedures were implemented and executed, safe conditions were enforced, unnecessary hazards were removed from the construction site, workers were properly trained, and adequate supervision was put in place.
General construction laborers are at highest risk for injury or death in a construction accident than other site workers. Fall accidents, getting hit by an object, getting caught in between objects and structures, and electrocution are among the most common causes of Massachusetts construction accidents. Serious work injuries may include severe burns, spinal cord injuries, quadriplegia, paraplegia, disfigurement, internal injuries, traumatic brain injuries, limb loss, and death.
If you are someone who was hurt in an accident at a construction site you should get medical help right away. Have someone take photographs of the accident scene in case you need evidence to prove your claim. Gather information from witnesses. Notify your employer about the accident and your injuries. Contact a Boston workers’ compensation attorney immediately.
Although you cannot sue your employer, there may be third parties involved with the construction site and project that can and should be held liable. An injured worker may be able to file a Massachusetts construction accident lawsuit. Loved ones who have lost a family member in a construction accident may be able to pursue a Boston wrongful death case and pursue damages for loss of companionship, loss of love, and loss of emotional support. Family members may also be entitled to death benefits from the employer.
Construction Worker Killed in Industrial Accident, Another Injured, NewsWest, January 28, 2015
Wisconsin man killed in construction accident, WFSB, January 29, 2015
Workers Injured in Downtown Miami Construction Accident, NBC Miami, January 28, 2015
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Worker Who Suffered Electrical Explosion Injuries Awarded $3.8 Million, Boston Injury Lawyer Blog, March 18, 2014
MA Contractors Exposed Workers to Fatal Falls During Renovation Project, Massachusetts Workers Compensation Lawyer Blog, January 23, 2015
Plymouth, MA Woman Injured In Big Rig Truck Accident Involving Detached Trailer, Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog, January 23, 2015