On Tuesday morning, a contractor died in a scaffolding accident. According to police, the construction accident occurred around 11am after the scaffolding collapsed, causing the man to suffer massive head and body trauma that led to his death. He was reportedly installing a fourth floor window in a residential building when he fell.
The injured contractor was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The local newspaper reports that another man was injured by the scaffolding collapse, but his name and condition were not released.
Construction sites present numerous hazards to workers, including on-site explosions, defective tools, fires, falling objects, crane or scaffolding accidents, and other dangers. The repercussions of these accidents can be life-altering and may lead to long-term disability or casualties.
Source: Cullman man dies in construction accident, Cullman Times, March 23, 2010
Contact a Massachusetts wrongful death attorney if a relative has died in a construction accident, crane collapse, or other incident.