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Construction Worker Injured at Same Site Where Another Worker Died Only Two Days Earlier

January 22, 2014
Colson Hicks Eidson

According to The Seattle Times, a man was injured at the same construction site where a worker died only two days earlier after falling 50 feet.

On January 6, a 34-year-old ironworker was on scaffolding on the construction site when he unexpectedly fell to his death. Two days later, the Seattle Fire Department reported that a worker was injured on the same construction site after a sharp “grinder wheel” was lodged into his right cheek. The man was rushed to Harborview Medical Center and is expected to survive.

A spokeswoman for the state Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) said the agency is investigating both incidents. According to L&I, state investigators went to the site twice last year.

My Loved One Was Killed On The Job in a Construction Accident. What Do I Do?

The fact that two construction accidents happened at the same site only days apart makes this area seem extremely unsafe for employees. When an employer, contractor or another entity acts negligently or fails to follow safety regulations on a construction site, conditions for workers and employees can be hazardous and potentially fatal. When a loved one dies because of an avoidable construction accident, the attorneys at Colson Hicks Eidson are here to help establish fault and to ensure that families are adequately compensated for their immense losses.

Our firm has over 40 years of experience with providing legal representation to families needing to determine fault in construction accidents and to pursue wrongful death claims. We understand that no amount of monetary compensation can replace the pain and suffering you feel because of the loss of your loved one, but it can certainly help you pay for the damages this loss has caused you and your family.

Speak with our injury lawyers today and tell us your story. Please feel free to comment on this blog post or visit our Facebook page to get connected with us.

Did You Know: In 2012, 708 Hispanic and Latino workers were killed from work-related injuries, which equals to nearly two Latino workers killed every single day of the year, all year long.

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