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Man killed in construction site accident

There are many careers that provide satisfaction for a job well done while also benefiting the greater community. Many who work in construction may achieve that level of satisfaction when a large project comes to fruition. Unfortunately, as many Missouri workers are aware, the job is not without its hazards as there is the ever-present danger of a construction site accident that can change the lives of victims and their families forever.

Man dies in crane accident on site of new medical offices

Most likely, the vast majority of Missouri residents get up to go to work never anticipating that their job could pose a serious danger to themselves. However, while many who are employed in the construction business may indeed contemplate the dangers they face, probably relatively few expect to experience a life-threatening injury. Unfortunately, a construction site accident -- including a crane accident -- can lead to serious or even fatal injuries.

Construction accident kills 1, injures another

One of the most satisfying rewards for many Missouri workers may be seeing a project coming to fruition. That may be especially true for those whose labor results in a new structure. Unfortunately, these same workers face many hazards that can result in a serious construction accident.

Tunnel worker injured in another construction accident at site

Throughout the warmer weather months, the sights and sounds of construction can be a sign of a thriving economy and healthy job market. However, this type of labor comes with its own inherent risks and dangers, which can result in a construction accident and a worker suffering a serious injury. There are likely many Missouri residents who have been injured on the job and need to rely on the workers' compensation program to stay afloat financially.

Man suffers injuries after construction site accident

Many of those who choose to work in the construction field have the satisfaction of seeing their labor come to fruition in the form of a completed building. However, there is also the risk of suffering serious injuries in the event of a construction site accident. Sadly, many Missouri workers have been a victim of a workplace accident through no fault of their own.

OSHA says fatal fall injuries are preventable

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, in the years 2003 through 2013, over 3,500 construction workers died in work-related accidents nationwide, including in Missouri. The agency further reported that just under 34 percent of the fatal workplace injuries involved falls from heights -- every one of which could have been prevented. OSHA requires that construction companies follow a three-step strategy to protect construction workers' health and safety.

Construction worker severely injured by alleged distracted driver

Road construction zones will always pose deadly hazards to workers, regardless of whether they are located in Missouri or another state. The disregard of motorists traveling through these areas was recently underscored when an alleged distracted driver caused critical injuries to a construction worker in a neighboring state. Authorities once again urged drivers not to use their cellphones while driving, especially not in construction zones.

Ladder fall accident claims life of construction worker

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, one of the leading causes of occupational injuries and deaths nationwide, including in Missouri, is fall accidents. A construction worker was one of the latest victims who died after a ladder fall on a construction site in another state. His death came just before the end of the first-ever National Ladder Safety Month, which ran through March to create awareness of the dangers posed by ladders.

SUV lands on worker in fatal construction accident

Construction zones pose deadly hazards in Missouri and elsewhere. An apparently negligent driver recently caused the death of a worker in a construction zone in another state. This tragic construction accident took place on a recent Thursday afternoon. Paramedics transported the SUV driver to a medical facility for treatment of injuries of unknown severity. However, that will not ease the trauma of the deceased worker's surviving family members.

Fatal construction worker accident similar to one last October

A 38-year-old man from Missouri lost his life while he was unloading massive steel pipes at a construction site in another state. This is a stark reminder of a fatal construction worker accident that occurred under similar circumstances in the same state last October. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is still investigating that incident.

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