Police are investigating a construction accident at a private home last month that killed one worker, a 27-year-old man who was working on the foundation of the home.
The crew was moving a crane from one side of the construction site to the other. As the crane was moved, it started to wobble. As the crane began to topple over, the construction workers scattered.
The unfortunate construction worker was working on a sea wall when the crane fell, killing him instantly, though he tried to scramble out from under the falling machinery.
The crane also struck the roof of the home of a retired doctor next door as it fell. Luckily, no one was injured inside.
Neither the crane’s driver nor the boom operator were injured. The Occupational Safety and Hazard Administration is investigating; both the crane operator and the boom operator, whose names have not been released, consented to a blood test.
My Loved One Was Killed on the Job Due to an Unsafe Work Environment
The recent wet weather has been suggested as a possible explanation for the freak accident, but even if this proves to be the case, the site manager should have taken extra precautions to avert such a catastrophe.
We expect our employers to take all the necessary actions to ensure a safe environment. This includes preventing situations that can cause serious personal injury and wrongful death.
At Colson Hicks Eidson, we strongly believe that construction workers have the right to a safe work environment while performing their job duties. If you have lost a loved one due to negligence on a construction site, call our firm today to tell us about your situation and learn how we can help.
Colson Hicks Eidson – Injury Attorneys