Last week, a construction worker died after being crushed by a house. The 57-year-old worker was part of a crew that was lowering the house on to a new foundation to comply with building codes, because the house was apparently too tall for its original foundation.
The house reportedly fell off its foundation and trapped the worker between two beams as it collapsed on top of him. All but one of the workers was able to escape the construction accident.
The fatal accident is under investigation by the state Department of Labor.
Sources: Worker killed in construction accident on island, SeattlePI.com, December 12, 2009
1 killed as house collapses on Guemes Island, KomoNews.com, December 12, 2009
Contact a Massachusetts construction accident attorney if you have been injured on the job.