A South Dakota construction worker was killed after falling 35 feet at a job site this week. The 24-year-old construction worker was working on the roof of the Watertown Recreation Center when witnesses say he fell. The Watertown Police Department report the man was taken to the hospital where he later died from his injuries. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating the fatal work-related accident.
Construction work remains the most dangerous occupations in the United States, reporting the most fatalities each year. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration reports most fatal accidents are preventable. Safety regulations are often ignored, and thousands are killed as a result. In fact, OSHA reports an estimated 14,000 workers were killed on the job every year. OSHA was established over 40 years ago to help regulate safety on job sites to help reduce the number of fatalities.
When a loved one has been killed at work, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim. Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth, can help you through this difficult time by providing you with the compassionate support you need. Our attorneys will help you file your wrongful death claim, and we will fight aggressively for your compensation. We will investigate whether there was any illegal or negligent activity; and if so, we will hold the other party responsible for the death of your loved one. The team at Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth has acquired over 100 years of combined experience in assisting our clients with accident claims, and we may be able to help you as well. We only collect a fee if we successfully obtain a settlement or verdict. Contact us today.