Workplace hazards have the potential to cause serious injury or death to workers. The law firm of Beasley Allen recently highlighted a case that they are working on in which a worker lost his life due to a construction accident. The full story of this accident can be found in the law firm’s publication, the JereBeasley Report.
Work Accident Results in Death
Two men were involved in a construction accident on the Montgomery Outer Loop Project and a wrongful death lawsuit has been filed on behalf of the family of one of those men. It was filed in the Circuit Court of Montgomery County, Alabama with defendants being Dawson Bridge Co. and Miller Formless Systems.
The death of the two workers was due to a piece of equipment that failed to operate correctly. Both men fell nearly 90 feet to the ground due to a defective wagon lift.
This work accident is still under investigation at this time according to the Alabama Department of Transportation and the Occupational Safety & Health Administration. After the accident, the company running the construction project, Dawson Bridge Co., was suspended from continuing work.
It is against the law for employers to not provide a safe workplace. This tragic accident clearly shows a failure to provide a safe workplace for workers as two men were killed.
Ohio Work Accident Lawyers
Our office has handled several different types of work accident cases, both those resulting in serious injuries as well as death. We work very hard to help protect the rights of Ohio workers and keep workplaces safe.
If you or your loved one has been injured in a work accident because the employer failed to ensure that the workplace or worksite was safe, you should contact an attorney. Our lawyers will be able to assess the accident that resulted in the injury, explain your options, review the process of filing a workplace injury case, and guide you through the entire process.
You can speak directly to one of the attorneys at our office by calling 800.637.8170. Our office believes that knowledge is power, so if you have questions about a work accident, please feel free to contact us. We will provide you will the information you need to understand your legal options. We also offer the free resource, The Ohio Work Injury Book, that can help you to further understand the legal process surrounding cases of this matter.