A 31-year-old man was killed in a work related accident on Monday afternoon. The incident happened on a construction site in Edwardsville, IL around 11:00 a.m. when he was crushed by the weight of a large crane. The Perry, Mo man was employed with Taylor Excavators and subcontracted for Brinkmann Constructors. He was pronounced dead at the scene and OSHA is investigating the accident.
According to OSHA, 4,405 people were killed in work place accidents in 2013. That is more than 12 fatalities per day and most of those deaths occur at a construction work site. Construction sites are one of the most dangerous work places because of the heavy equipment and dangerous tasks performed. Falls, being struck by an object, electrocution, and being caught in/between objects are considered the "fatal four" that make construction jobs one of the most dangerous in the world. If you have lost a loved one in a work related accident, contacting a wrongful death attorney is important in order for the accident to be properly investigated.
The personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth are experienced with accident cases, and can help you or someone you know who has been injured or killed in a work place accident. Our personal injury attorneys are licensed in Missouri and Illinois. We have logged thousands of hours on the phone with insurance companies and recovered millions of dollars for medical bills, pain and suffering, and property damage. We have over 95 years of combined experience. Please contact us at (314) 300-3000 or (800) 391-4318 for a no-obligation assessment of your work related accident.
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