Despite the potential danger, some people are willing to take risks to complete a needed job. Understandably, some occupations in Illinois and across the country contain more risk for accidents than others. Construction workers' accidents are sometimes fatal due to the nature and environment of job sites, and sadly, one man in another state was a recent victim.
The 56-year-old victim was known for loving his work and striving to be his best. The man was employed by a company who was completing work on a large construction site. Some large piece of construction material fell on the man while he was in an excavator. The project was an ongoing multi-year and multi-billion dollar project.
Sadly, the man did not survive the injuries he suffered. Understandably, his family is distraught and reports that because he was a long time member of the community, the loss is felt by many. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has begun an investigation of the accident separate in conjunction with local authorities and owners of the property. Unfortunately, it is not the first accident on the job site. Reportedly, four other OHSA investigations have occurred at the same work site in the last couple of years.
Unfortunately, construction workers' accidents are common and, as in this man's case, often fatal. Families are often left in shock to unexpectedly cope with a loved one's loss physically, emotionally and financially. Some families may wish to speak to an Illinois attorney to understand their eligibility and options to file for workers' compensation insurance death benefits and/or to file a wrongful death lawsuit in civil court.
Source: turnto10.com, "Seekonk man killed in construction accident remembered as family man", Ashley Cullinane, April 5, 2018