Earlier this month, a construction accident in Dallas, Texas injured two workers after the construction workers fell about 70 feet from the roof and ledge of the Dallas Cowboys Stadium. The men were reportedly performing maintenance on the roof when the accident occurred around 7am. Police say ice may have been a contributing factor.
Neither of the workers were safety harnesses as required by state and federal safety mandates. The workers spent nearly an hour stuck on the roof before rescue crews were able to bring them down using ladders and rappelling equipment. One worker who suffered a broken leg, chest injuries, and potential traumatic brain injury (TBI) was taken to a local trauma center. The other worker suffered back injuries and was taken to Parkland Hospital in Dallas.
The construction accident remains under investigation by police and officials from the Occupational Health and Safety Administration.
Source: 2 workers injured after fall from Dallas Cowboys Stadium roof, JusticeNewsFlash.com, December 4, 2009
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