It is unnerving to read about how many construction workers are hurt or
killed across the country every single day. These are just a few stories we've
come across in recent days that show how some simple negligence can change
a person's life forever.
- In Scottsdale, Arizona, a 49-year-old worker was helping remove debris
from a former hotel site when he was struck by a tree and killed. The
accident is still under investigation.
- Two construction workers in Brooklyn were hospitalized in serious condition
when they were in an accident involving a cherry picker truck. The incident
happened on the Belt Parkway in Canarsie and the men became trapped under
the equipment after it toppled over.
- A man from Dyer, Illinois was killed in a construction accident at Northwestern
University. He was working on the construction of the university's
new Music and Communication building when a crane knocked off a beam on
the sixth floor. That beam hit the man in the head and chest. The construction
site was shut down for the day and OSHA arrived to investigate.
- A construction worker was killed in Murrieta, California when a forklift
he was operating flipped over and pinned him. The forklift was almost
upside down in a trench and landed on top of the worker. A trauma intervention
team was called to the scene, along with OSHA representatives to investigate
this construction site forklift accident.
At Mainetti, Mainetti & O'Connor, we extend our most heartfelt
condolences to the individuals who lost their loved ones in these awful
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