Earlier this week, we blogged about a near collision between a truck and aircraft at Boston’s Logan Airport. On Tuesday morning, a serious accident at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas injured five construction workers. The workplace accident occurred when a rebar cage collapsed as they were building it, trapping the workers insider.
Another worker reportedly sprang into action, preventing a 30,000-pound rebar cage from crushing the five injured workers. All five workers were removed from the rebar cage and taken to the hospital. Two of the workers have already been released from the hospital, and the other three are listed in stable condition. In February, a paving company employee died, casting shadows over the $2.4 billion terminal project.
Construction resumed following the accident, and the incident remains under investigation by the Department of Aviation and OSHA.
5 hurt in Las Vegas airport construction accident, Associated Press, June 23, 2009
Unknown Man Saves 5 McCarran Airport Workers, Fox5Vegas.com, June 23, 2009
Contact a Massachusetts construction accident attorney if you or a loved one has been injured on a construction job site or other work environment.