Nobody should ever have to worry about serious injuries when they go to work each day. However, work injuries are a regular occurrence, particularly in certain high-risk industries. This was proven true in a recent accident at a Dallas construction site when one man lost his life. At the Law Office of Julie Johnson, our team is ready to help anyone who sustains an injury at work but struggles to receive the compensation they deserve. Our Dallas construction accident lawyers are ready to investigate your case today.
Earlier this month, we learned that a man died at a Dallas construction site after he became pinned between two pieces of construction equipment. Dallas police officials say that the man was 52 years old and it was moving a Ditch Witch in the alley of 1200 Lakeland Drive.
Officials say that there was a second driver operating a cherry picker in the same alley, but that the second driver’s vision was restricted due to the arm of the cherry picker being in a downward position. This caused the cherry picker to collide with the Ditch Witch, which pinned the first man between the two vehicles.
The 52-year-old construction worker was taken to the hospital but died soon after.
Most people understand that construction workers face more risks than workers in other industries. Out of the 4,779 workers who were killed in private industries during the latest reporting year in the US, 21.1% of those fatalities happened in the construction industry. Construction workers accounted for one in every five worker deaths in 2018.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) labels the leading causes of construction worker deaths the “Fatal Four,” which are as follows:
OSHA says that eliminating the Fatal Four would save nearly 600 workers’ lives each year in this country. However, we know that fatalities are only part of the overall picture. Many thousands more are seriously injured while working in construction jobs each year in this country. Victims of construction accidents are often left with tremendous medical bills and long recovery times, and they sometimes are not able to return to work.
If you or somebody you care about has been injured in a construction site accident while at work but is struggling to receive compensation, contact an attorney today. At the Law Office of Julie Johnson, we are ready to help you secure the following:
If a negligent third party caused your injury, you may be entitled to even more compensation. When you need a Dallas construction accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or by calling us at 214-290-8001.