Construction Worker Dies At Construction Site, Another Is Hospitalized With Critical Injuries.

When proper safety measures aren’t taken by an employer, especially at a construction site, they place all of their employees at risk of serious bodily injury or even death. If you or a loved one becomes the victim of a serious injury while working construction, due to your employer’s negligence, you may feel lost as to how you can begin to recover.  The expert team of construction site accident attorneys here at our Boston, Massachusetts law firm have decades of experience guiding our clients through the complicated lawsuit process.

One person is dead, and another badly injured, in a recent construction site accident. The East Baton Rouge, Louisiana Parish Sheriff’s Office identified the victim who died as Jose Ayala, 26 years-old, of Baton Rouge. Deputies said the other man was taken to a local hospital with critical injuries but is expected to survive. The construction site accident happened at a work site on Burbank Drive near South Kenilworth Parkway at around 6 a.m. According to deputies, the two men were injured by a concrete pump. Mr. Ayala was pronounced dead at the scene by the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner’s Office.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or died while working construction, you may be entitled to money damages for your injuries. These damages, in part, are meant to help a victim begin recovering and pay for any outstanding medical bills or funeral costs. Please do not hesitate to contact one of our construction site accident attorneys or expert wrongful death lawyers who have recovered millions of dollars for our Massachusetts clients. An injury attorney at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates can be reached by phone 24/7 at 617-787-3700 or by email at info@gilhoylaw.com. Your needs are our top priority

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Construction Workers Have A Highly Dangerous Job: 10 Most Common Accidents.

Construction workers have a highly dangerous job. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, just last year, there were 774 deaths due to an accident at a construction site, accounting for more than 18% of all on-the-job fatalities that year. Additionally, statistics show that four in every 100 construction workers are injured on the job annually in non-fatal workplace accidents.

The most common construction site accidents include Falls from high heights or scaffolding because construction workers are often required to work at very high heights, on scaffolding and ladders, in windows and on roofs. In addition, Slips and falls are quite common. They can occur from stray tools and materials to uneven ground or holes. Indeed, there are many hazards on a construction site that could lead to a dangerous slip, trip or fall.

Electrocutions also are too frequent due to the fact that construction sites are a work in progress; as a result, there is often exposed wiring, power lines, and unfinished electrical systems around. Coming in contact with these could lead to electrocution or shock. Falling debris, materials or objects, on projects with multiple levels causes many injuries becaseu it is common for falling tools, building materials or beams to strike workers below.

Getting caught in-between objects or materials also caused many construction site injuries. This is because construction sites are filled with heavy machinery, tools, and materials. Often, workers find themselves stuck in between immovable objects, machinery or fallen debris. Fires and explosions are also frequent because of unfinished piping, leaking gases and incomplete electrical systems.

Overexertion can result in injury, given the hours of hard labor involved, often in extremely hot or humid conditions, that can cause workers to fall victim to heat stroke. Machinery accidents frequently occur because construction workers use a lot of heavy machinery in their work. From cranes and bulldozers to jackhammers and nail guns, an error or accident with these tools can be very dangerous.

Getting hit by a vehicle is another common cause of accidents because construction sites are often located near or adjacent to roads or highways. At times, drivers can be distracted by their work; and if a driver is not looking or it is dark out, it is possible for a worker to get hit by a passing vehicle or truck. Trenches are often a necessity on construction sites resulting sometimes in Trench Collapses. If a trench collapses while a worker is inside, it can cause them to be hit with tools, machinery, or materials or bury them in the surrounding dirt.

Have you or a loved one been seriously injured or died while working construction? If so, you and your family may be entitled to substantial monetary compensation for your pain and suffering, lost wages and medical bills. Please contact one of our expert construction site accident attorney specialists or burn injury lawyers here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates by phone at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com for a free consultation to find out more about your claim. Your needs are our top priority!

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Construction Site In Denver, Colorado Catches Fire Injuring Workers.

While working construction, workers are often required to use heavy machinery that is more demanding on the body. Because of the nature of the working conditions, employees need to be properly supervised. If not, they are at risk of suffering serious injuries. Victims and the family members of a construction site accident victim may be hesitant to file a personal injury lawsuit. However, this may be the only way for them to recover money damages for their outstanding medical bills and lost wages. The construction site accident attorney experts here at our Boston, Massachusetts law firm have decades of experience representing construction site accident victims and have recovered millions of dollars in damages for our clients.

Two people still haven’t been found following a fire this past Wednesday afternoon at a Denver, Colorado construction site that completely destroyed an apartment building that was under construction. Several construction workers were also injured while jumping off the second and third floors, which injured others who were trying to catch them. One firefighter was also being treated for minor burns. The blaze eventually was strong enough to set an adjacent building on fire, and floating embers ignited the rooftops of six other adjacent structures. Several construction vehicles and about 30 cars caught fire in the parking lot and three fire engines were damaged by the heat. Around 100 firefighters helped to fight the inferno. Construction workers who spoke about the fire said they first saw the flames on the third floor just after noon. The fire took about two hours to get under control.

Have you or a loved one has been seriously injured or died while working construction? If so, you and your family may be entitled to substantial monetary compensation for your pain and suffering, lost wages and medical bills. Please contact one of our expert construction site accident attorney specialists or burn injury lawyers here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates by phone at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com for a free consultation to find out more about your claim. Your needs are our top priority!

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