Two demolition workers were severely injured Friday after a building collapsed in St. Louis, Missouri. The two men were cleaning and stacking bricks at the 3900 block of West Pine Boulevard when suddenly a large section of façade fell. Both men fell from the third floor of the building all the way to the basement. It is estimated that the fall was over 30 feet all the way down.
Other workers on-site helped the two workers get out from under the rubble until paramedics arrived. Although it was a high and frightening fall, both men were able to speak to rescue crews on the scene. The workers were sent to a nearby hospital and listed in stable condition. The supervisor on the site has been working in the demolition business for more than 17 years, and this accident is a first. Likewise, the men on the site are looking at the situation as simply “bad luck” stating is supposed to be a simple, routine job.
The skilled St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth have knowledge in successfully handling all types of workplace injury accidents, and can help you. Our experienced staff of attorneys has recently settled two workplace accident cases nearly identical to the near-tragedy listed above and helped the injured parties receive hundreds of thousands of dollars in compensation after being hurt on the job. If you or a loved one were injured in a workplace accident, please contact our office today for a free consultation.