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Construction workers' accidents often result in injury or death

In many suburban areas, an increase in population and a growing economy often necessitates an increase in building projects. Unfortunately, this increased activity often comes with a higher risk of serious construction workers' accidents, many of which turn out to be fatal. There have been many of these tragic accidents in New York and they have taken a terrible toll both physically and financially.

Recently, emergency responders were called to the scene of another fatal accident at a school construction site in another state. According to the officials, one man was killed and another suffered an injury to a lower extremity after a fall. Initial reports indicated that scaffolding that was erected at the site collapsed and sent the workers falling an estimated 25 feet to the ground below.

The deceased worker never made it to the hospital. The second victim was transported for treatment. Several agencies responded to the scene including the state's local OSHA agency. The scaffolding was erected in order for the subcontractor to install paneling to the exterior surface of the future school building.

It is unclear at this time whether the construction companies involved in this project will face any fines or citations due to possible safety violations once the investigation into this fatal accident is completed. The surviving family of the deceased worker may qualify for death benefits from the workers' compensation program and the injured employee may file for monetary benefits as well. Any time New York residents suffer injuries related to construction workers' accidents, they may seek any benefits to which they may be entitled. In an effort to file a claim as efficiently as possible, one may choose to seek the assistance of an experienced workers' compensation attorney who routinely navigates the claims process successfully.  

Source: fredericknewspost.com, "One dead, another injured after scaffolding collapses at school construction site in Urbana", Jeremy Arias, Dec. 11, 2017

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