Investigators from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are examining the cause of a construction accident that claimed the life of a 21-year old construction worker. The worker was killed when a concrete pipe rolled onto him in the ditch where he was working to put in a storm drain system for a new housing division.
A representative from the local fire department said the pipe had to be lifted off the worker with heavy equipment. The pipe reportedly measured 8 feet long with a diameter of 30 inches. The construction accident victim was taken the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Authorities have confirmed that the worker was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the construction accident. The reason for the pipe’s movement is unknown.
Coroner: Man killed at job site not intoxicated, Denver Post, November 13, 2008
Grand Junction man dead in construction accident, KXRM.com, November 13, 2008
Our Massachusetts wrongful death lawyers can advise you if you have lost a loved one as the result of a construction accident