August 16, 2011
A man hanging a billboard in Arlington, Texas, fell to his death on Monday afternoon. According to a report by News Channel 25, the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the victim as a 40-year-old man from Boyd, Texas.
The man was on the billboard near Cowboys Stadium midday Monday when he suddenly lost his footing and slipped, falling approximately 30 feet before hitting the ground. Witnesses immediately called 911, and rescue workers transported the man to Arlington Hospital; however, it was too late for the man by the time they arrived and he was declared dead.
Investigators with several agencies, including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), are looking into the incident to determine whether the worker was wearing a safety harness at the time of the accident, and if he was, whether it was properly attached.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported an all time high for fatalities resulting from falls while on the job in 2007, with a total of 847 deaths. The US Department of Labor named falls as one of the leading causes of traumatic death on the job, accounting for 8% of all reported worker deaths.
The Texas Wrongful Death Attorneys with Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers may be able to help you with your case if you have lost a loved one to a job site accident. They have years of experience fighting against insurance companies that may hold up your settlement or deny you compensation altogether for your loss. Contact them for a free consultation of your case.