A New England construction accident resulted in the death of a worker earlier this month. Authorities say the 29-year-old man fell off the Deer Isle Bridge in Maine while working on the bridge. He reportedly fell about 40 feet and sustained massive head trauma. While en route to the hospital, the worker died of those injuries sustained on the job.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will be investigating the cause of this workplace fatality.
Here in the Commonwealth, Massachusetts workers have recently been injured by collapsing roofs, falling objects, and other hazards. Those accidents are typically investigated by OSHA, which cites employers who fail to meet safety standards. However, in some cases, injured workers and their families may also be entitled to workers’ compensation, lost wages, and other forms of compensation when employers or other parties are responsible for the injuries.
Source: Man dies in construction accident, WCSH6.com, December 6, 2010
If you or a relative has been injured on the job, then our Massachusetts workplace injury attorneys can answer your questions regarding workers’ compensation claims, lost wages, and other issues.