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Construction Worker Safe After Spending Hours Buried

OSHA will investigate the site of a construction accident in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. The accident occurred on a Thursday morning a few weeks ago when the ground gave way around Christopher Coppin, trapping the 34-year-old man for several hours. An estimated 100 rescuers from over a dozen departments rushed to the scene of the accident.

Family and neighbors watched as rescue crews worked to free Coppin before rain complicated the situation further. An on-looker commented that “I’ve been on several construction sites where bad accidents have happened. This is by far one of the most tragic ones I’ve ever witnessed.”

Fortunately, crews were able to clear the debris and move Coppin to a gurney in about four hours. He was transported to a local hospital, where he was listed in satisfactory condition.

Construction accidents can result in serious injuries such as severed limbs, disfigurement or brain injuries. If you or a family member has been injured on a construction work site, then contact our Boston construction accident lawyers. Our team of experienced attorneys is familiar with the safety regulations mandated by the state and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We will work with construction accident experts to determine who is liable in your case.

Worker Free After Spending Hours Buried, Wcco.com, July 17, 2008
Worker trapped in hole rescued, Kaaltv.com, July 17, 2008

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