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Washington Worker Dies from Injuries at Construction Site

Posted on March 9th, 2011 No Comments

A Washington man, who worked for the Manson Construction company in Seattle, died this week after he suffered injuries while working on a new bridge.

The accident had occured a few days prior to his death. The man was working on the bridge when a pipe hit him extremely hard in the head. The man was taken to the hospital where he died from his injuries after a few days.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is conducting an investigation into the accident to determine if any negligence was the cause of the accident.

If someone you love has died from a construction site accident, please contact the Des Moines wrongful death attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at 877-327-2600.

Iowa worker shocked by an electric fence

Posted on July 30th, 2010 No Comments

A worker in Sioux City, Iowa is being treated after he was shocked by an electric fence in a construction accident.

According to a report from officials, the 30-year-old man was working on a cement pumping truck when the pumping boom hit an electrical wire causing him to be shocked.

The man was then rushed to the hospital by emergency crews where he is currently listed in critical condition. Officials from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will be conduction a full investigation.

Workplace accidents can cause serious injury and can happen very unexpectedly. Our thoughts are with the friends and family of the victim.

Worker Dead After Waverly Construction Accident

Posted on July 12th, 2010 No Comments

51-year-old Larry L. Reisner died Saturday morning. According to the WCF Courier, “Reisner was injured Thursday at the site of the new middle school for the Waverly-Shell Rock School District.” He was a construction worker on the job.

Reisner was hit in the head by a brace that supported a concrete wall. After the horrific construction accident, “He was taken to Waverly Health Center and then transferred to the Iowa City hospital,” reports the WCF Courier. He died at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

The funeral will be held on Wednesday.

Three Construction Workers Injured in Les Mars Accident

Posted on July 8th, 2010 No Comments

Blue Bunny’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream Parlor is under renovation. The first step was to replace the roof. Construction workers suffered a setback yesterday when a wall caved in trapping up to four construction workers. Two men were able to free themselves and sustained minor injuries. One required firefighter’s assistance and was removed from the scene on a stretcher.

According to the WCF Courier, “The wall was located between the ice cream parlor and Timmy’s Catering Service. No employees in the other business were injured.”

The renovated ice cream parlor is set to open next year. Officials say work will not resume until the Parlor is deemed safe.

Construction accidents are dangerous and can leave you seriously injured. If you or someone you know has been injured in a construction accident, call the Des Moines construction accident lawyers at LaMarca Law Group, P.C., by dialing 1-877-327-2600.

Plumber Rescued After Trench Collapse

Posted on June 25th, 2010 No Comments

Workers from Plumbing Co. in Des Moines, Iowa, were digging a trench to lay down pipes for Deer Creek development when the trench collapsed, trapping  one man beneath 10 inches of dirt in a trench that was 5 feet deep. Coworkers immediately took action to create an airway for the man, enabling him to breathe until the fire department arrived on the scene.

Des Moines firefighters stabilized the trench before sending rescue workers down to uncover the plumber from fallen dirt and debris. Pleased with the successful rescue efforts, authorities commented that “trench rescues are low-frequency, high-risk events because the risk of a repeat collapse can be extremely dangerous for rescuers.”

If you have been involved in a work-related accident and suffered losses as a result, you may be eligible to receive compensation. Contact a Des Moines workers’ compensation attorney from the law firm of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. by calling 877-327-2600 today.

Iowa employment likely to improve next quarter

Posted on March 2nd, 2010 No Comments

Iowa employment could rise in the next quarter. According to a survey released by the Iowa Business Council, the state should see more sales and employment. 

The increases in sales and employment should occur in the manufacturing sector, although certain service sectors may also receive a boost. The predictions were made based on a series of consumer and employment indexes. 

If you have you have injured on the job, contact the Iowa workplace accident attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600. 

 

Workplace accidents that occur at traffic construction sites

Posted on February 9th, 2010 No Comments

Every day construction workers fix the thousands of problems with the American roadway system. The construction on these sites is often done while traffic continues to operate on or near the site.

With traffic so close, these construction workers are exposed to many dangers. These dangers often include out-of-control drivers and nearby car accidents. To prevent against such accidents, the speed limit is lowered around many construction sites, and some construction workers help direct traffic. 

If you or anyone you know has been injured in a construction site accident, contact the Des Moines construction workers' compensation lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600. 

Wright County Supervisor Outlines Workplace Safety Goals

Posted on December 30th, 2009 No Comments

Following the Christmas holidays, officials in Wright County, Iowa have set a preliminary hearing for February 18, 2010 to discuss important matters. The meeting also included a letter from the Loss Control Specialist of the Iowa Municipalities’ Workers Compensation Association, which outlined his recommendations for improving workplace safety.

Sources say the letter included recommendations for strengthening seat-belt policies for employees, improvement on monthly safety meetings, and the establishment of a “return to work” policy. Such continued focus may help improve workplace safety for persons performing the duties required of them by their employer.

The Des Moines worker’s compensation attorneys are here to help you if you have been injured on the job. For assistance with your claim, contact an experienced lawyer of [firm-number] at 877-327-2600 today.

The dangers of entering construction sites

Posted on November 30th, 2009 No Comments

Many pedestrians who walk by construction sites are often intrigued by and curious about the work being done there. Although these sites typically have warning  signs that instruct pedestrians not to enter these sites, some people ignore the signs and enter the construction sites anyway.

When this occurs, these people put themselves at serious risk of injury. The risk is the result of the dangerous conditions that inherently exist at all construction sites. 

If some of these people are injured while touring the construction site, they may not be able to sue for damages because they did not follow the instructions of the warning signs. 

However, if the construction site does not contain proper warnings or causes injuries outside the construction site, the injured party may be able to sue for damages. 

If you or anyone you know has been injured at a construction site, contact the Des Moines construction site injury lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600. 

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