Thomas Gehl, a 41-year-old construction worker, died recently after falling 14 feet from a metal beam and sustaining head injuries. He was working on an addition to Douglas Elementary School in Douglas, Michigan and had been employed by FCC Construction for over a decade. He had also volunteered as a firefighter in Caledonia, Michigan.
The construction worker was transported by ambulance to Spectrum Hospital and later died.
According to the Bureau of Labor, more than 5,700 construction workers died in construction accidents during 2006. Many others sustained injuries that prevented them from returning to work, which can take an emotional and financial toll on the worker and their families. Construction workers are in a high-risk profession due to the threat of hazardous substances, on-site explosions, faulty equipment, and other factors.
Construction worker severely injured by falling beam, WoodTV.com, July 28, 2008
Mich. man dies after school construction accident, MLive.com, August 13, 2008
If you or a family member were injured on a construction site or if you have believe your family member was a victim of wrongful death, then contact our Massachusetts personal injury lawyers. You will not pay our firm any fees until we recover compensation for your accident or wrongful death.