Officials say a 51-year-old worker died in a construction accident earlier this month. The accident victim was working as part of a crew that was widening a stretch of Illinois 146 between the intersection of Illinois 3 and East Cape. A section of the work zone reportedly collapsed, and the man was trapped under at least a foot of drying concrete.
Traffic was stopped immediately following the accident and resumed about two hours later. A coroner declared the worker dead at the scene of the accident. The coroner’s office and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating the fatal workplace accident.
Here in New England, a 27-year-old construction worker died after a concrete slab collapsed on him earlier this year.
Source: Stonefort man victim in fatal construction accident, TheSoutherner.com, December 22, 2010
Contact the Boston construction accident attorneys at Altman & Altman if you or a loved one has sustained injuries on a construction work site.