Last week, a construction accident claimed the life of a subcontractor who was doing HVAC work for a Wal-Mart Supercenter. The 54-year-old worker was applying sealant to a ceiling duct when he apparently fell off the ladder, hitting his head on the concrete floor. There were no witnesses to the fatal accident; however, another worker found the victim lying on the floor bleeding from the head.
Following the accident, the subcontractor was rushed to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. An EMS crew reportedly told police he had suffered a severe brain bleed.
Falling from a ladder is just one of the possible hazards that workers face. Other risks include on-site explosions, fires, welding accidents, electrical shock accidents, and motor vehicle accidents. These can result in death or serious, life-altering injuries.
Fatal Construction Accident at North Springfield Walmart, KSPR.com, June 4, 2009
If you or a loved one has been injured on the job, then please contact a Massachusetts workers’ compensation attorney for a free consultation.