July 10th, 2012|
July 10, 2012
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a job in the construction industry is one of the most dangerous occupations that a person can hold, as the industry led all others in personal injuries and deaths, with a total of 751 workers losing their lives in 2010 alone. The most common type of fatality in the industry was falls, accounting for 264 deaths that year.
One such construction accident that took place on the campus of the University of Texas in Dallas Saturday claimed the lives of two construction workers. According to CBS 11 News, the accident happened at the school’s new Arts and Technology building that is currently being built.
Reports indicate that the two men were atop a crane that was being dismantled when strong winds of up to 50 miles per hour came gusting across the campus and toppled the crane. The two workers, a 50-year-old father and grandfather from Grand Saline, Texas, as well as a 58-year-old man from Austin, died as a result of the fall.
Over the weekend, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration sent investigators to the scene to conduct a full examination of the events that led to the tragedy.
The Personal Injury Lawyers at Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough consider this accident to be a tragedy and would like to send their most sincere condolences to the families of the two men who died.
April 10th, 2012|
April 10, 2012
Two highway construction workers in Hurst, Texas, were seriously injured in a worksite accident Friday. According to My FOX-DFW News, the incident occurred at 9:30 a.m. at northbound Loop 820 and eastbound 121.
Reports indicate that the two workers were high above the ground working on a highway column when a bucket crane struck them. The two men were then trapped on top of the pillar until rescue crews could arrive.
Firefighter and paramedics worked for roughly two hours to get the men to the ground. The more seriously injured worker was lowered to the ground on a backboard by another bucket crane. He was then taken to John Peter Smith Hospital by helicopter for treatment. The other worker also was retrieved by the second bucket crane, but suffered less serious injuries and was transported to Harris Methodist Hospital by ambulance.
Officials with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration have been called to the scene to begin an investigation to determine what happened so that similar accidents don’t occur in the future. Results from the investigation could take several months to release.
The Dallas Personal Injury Lawyers with Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough have seen the Bureau of Labor Statistics findings that show construction workers have one of the most dangerous jobs in the country. That is why they are here to help workers who have been injured at no fault of their own at work.