Earlier this month, a wall collapse at a sand plant in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin claimed the life of a 36-year-old worker. He was reportedly killed when a wall he was standing on collapsed, pinning him underneath and resulting in fatal compression injuries to his head and chest.
According to reports, three other workers were taken to the hospital but the extent of their injuries was unknown. The company involved in the fatal workplace accident says it is cooperating with investigators.
Here in Massachusetts, a construction accident in Lynn earlier this year killed a 39-year-old worker when a sandbag fell from the roof of a construction site, hitting him on the head.