Posted on May 10th, 2012
One construction worker was killed and two others were injured on Tuesday after a steel-beamed canopy they were standing on collapsed, causing them to fall 15 to 20 feet to the ground. The man who died was hit by the beam after he fell.
The second construction worker was conscious and breathing when emergency responders arrived and complained of severe pain. He was transported to the hospital. A third worker suffered minor injuries to his hand.
OSHA will inspect the construction area to determine if any violations led to the fatal accident. The construction company was previously fined by OSHA in 2008 for failing to ensure that all electrical cords were protected from potential damage.
Posted on March 1st, 2012
A Mississippi construction worker was killed instantly when a car struck him on the median of Interstate 85 earlier this week.
The man, identified as a 53 year-old who worked to install cable barriers on the interstate, was standing in the median with several other workers when a vehicle suddenly drove over the median. He continued to drive and hit a traffic barrel and a small bobcat loader before coming to a stop.
The driver and another worker were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. A coroner ruled the worker’s cause of death of multiple blunt force trauma injuries. Authorities do not believe alcohol was a factor in the accident.
Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the man killed in this accident.
Posted on January 4th, 2012
A 29 year-old construction worker suffered only minor injuries after he and the machine he was operating fell 18 feet into the basement at a mill building.
The man was moving materials on the first floor of the building with a skid steer when the floor gave way. He was able to stand up and walk away from the accident and was taken to a local hospital as a precaution. The building is currently being redeveloped into commercial spaces and apartments.
OSHA is scheduled to visit the accident site and conduct an investigation to determine if the fall could have been avoided.
If you have been injured in a construction accident, contact the Des Moines construction accident attorneys of LaMarca & Landry, P.C. today at 877-327-2600.
Posted on December 16th, 2011
A man and a woman were injured after they fell nearly three stories, or about thirty-five feet, at a construction site earlier this week in the north eastern city of Titonka, Iowa.
The two were standing on a scaffolding or ladder at a grain elevator site when the accident occurred. According to the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Department, both were airlifted out of the Gold Eagle Cooperative site. Their identities as well as the extent of their injuries has not been released.
The cause of their fall is currently under investigation.
If you have been injured in a construction accident, contact the Des Moines construction accident lawyers of LaMarca & Landry, P.C. by calling 877-327-2600.
Posted on December 2nd, 2011
A 47 year-old Des Moines truck driver, who was driving a semi truck full of mail, has been cited for drunk driving after she crashed into a construction truck in Federal Way, Washington.
The driver of the construction truck was placing lane barrels along Interstate 5 when the woman driving the semi truck collided with him. The construction truck was propelled into a parked truck as the women continued down the interstate, hitting two more vehicles.
One of the drivers in the construction trucks was injured and taken to the hospital. The damage vehicles began leaking diesel fuel and the fire department was called in to assist in clean up.
If you have suffered an injury while engaged in a work-related task, contact the Des Moines transportation accident attorneys of LaMarca & Landry, P.C., at 877-327-2600 today.
Posted on November 3rd, 2011
A construction worker sustained fatal injuries after he was buried under six feet of bricks and debris while working on a commercial building in the Bronx.
Experts say nearly a dozen support beams gave way and caused the structure to collapse. Two construction workers were able to escape without injury. The 51 year-old man trapped under the rubble was rescued ten minutes after the collapse, but died shortly after arriving at Jacobi Hospital.
FDNY deputy chief says the employees were doing active demolition in the basement of the building when the accident occurred. However, a conflicting report states the collapse was due to a rotten beam.
Our deepest sympathies are with the family and friends of the victim.
Posted on August 9th, 2011
Green energy projects continue to increase in demand and many are worried that the rising numbers of solar and wind power projects are forcing companies to hire new and inexperienced workers to complete them. In 2010, the Solar Energy Industries Association states that the solar energy industry doubled its employment to 100,000 workers and the wind industry boasts more than 75,000 employees.
However, watchdog members of groups like the Industrial Wind Action Group say that they’ve been hearing more reports of construction injuries, accidents, and deaths. Some workers have died, falling from dangerous heights while installing solar panels or performing maintenance on windmill turbines. But even specialized technicians are at risk for electrocution and asphyxiate when in closed quarters with harmful gases. Fires and explosions have also been reported from the wiring of solar panels. Cadmium and selenium, common materials in solar panels, are considered explosive and carcinogenic by the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition.
If you or someone you love has been injured or killed due to a construction accident, contact the Des Moines construction accident lawyers of LaMarca & Landry, P.C. at 877-327-2600 to get information about receiving fair compensation for these injuries.
Posted on July 19th, 2011
A 23-year-old man died in Sioux City on Monday after suffering serious injuries in a construction accident.
According to police reports, the man was working for a private contractor on the downtown construction site when his body became stuck in an auger, causing serious injuries. He was taken to a local hospital, where he later died of his injuries.
The accident is still under investigation, and it is currently unclear if the man’s contractor will be cited for the accident.
Our thoughts and sympathies are with the friends and family of this man.
Posted on March 9th, 2011
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 & Landry, P.C. at 877-327-2600.
Posted on July 30th, 2010
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.