Missouri workers willingly acknowledge that the construction field is rife with opportunities for injuries. As a result, the vast majority of companies take steps to minimize the likelihood of serious mishaps that can result in injuries or death. Unfortunately, there will still be events that occur on job sites that will leave a construction worker with serious or even fatal injuries.
Sadly, there was a recent report of another worker suffering fatal wounds from a construction accident. The 56-year-old man was operating an excavator while on the site of a future casino. Somehow, construction materials became loose and crashed down onto the machinery’s cab. The man was quickly transported to a nearby hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.
This fatal accident is the latest in a serious of accidents that have plagued this construction project. Described as the largest private company project in the state’s history, there are currently three active investigations involving accidents over the past several months. OSHA previously closed one such investigation without finding any violations in that particular incident. It is unknown whether there will be any citations against the company in connection with any of the ongoing investigations.
The construction worker who was killed was an experienced employee, and it is unclear at this time how the fatal accident occurred. Massachusetts reported that 21 workers died in construction accidents last year. Whenever a Missouri worker is injured on the job, he or she may qualify for benefits from the state’s workers’ compensation program. These benefits are an often vital source of support while one is unable to return to duty. In order to ensure that one is able to receive the maximum amount to which he or she may be entitled, the injured party may benefit from seeking the assistance of an attorney who successfully files these types of claims on a routine basis.
Source: bostonherald.com, “Worker killed at Wynn Boston Harbor casino construction site”, Jordan Graham, April 4, 2018