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Construction accident claims life of worker

One of the major dangers that construction workers face is whether a structure is stable or subject to collapsing. During demolition projects Pennsylvania workers and workers all across the country must take extreme precautions to protect themselves from dangerous debris that can fall when buildings are razed. Even when work crews are extremely careful deadly accidents can result.

A construction worker who was helping to bring down part of an empty restaurant was killed when materials from a wall fell on top of him. A second worker suffered injuries in the accident but those injuries were significantly less severe that the ones suffered by the deceased man. The accident occurred in the late evening as workers prepared the site for a new restaurant establishment and according to this story other workers had to help clear bricks and other heavy building materials off of the two men.

The construction accident is under investigation by the local authorities and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration may also look into this deadly event. It is likely many people ranging from the construction company that employed the men to the victim's family will want to know how this tragedy happened.

Though accidents happen in every facet of a person's life, workplace accidents should never be fatal to those who are just doing their jobs. The deceased victim in this story was most likely working at the construction site in order to earn a paycheck and it is possible that others in his family will now face financial challenges without his love and support. As they cope with losing him so close to the holidays they may decide to explore their legal options and look into what claims are available in their case.

Source: Vernon Hills Review, "One worker dead, another injured in Vernon Hills mall construction collapse," Dec. 27, 2013

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