February 5, 2013
An unidentified man was seriously injured following his involvement in an Austin construction accident that occurred recently. According to a story published by the Austin American-Statesman, the incident occurred at approximately 2:45 p.m. on Thursday, January 24, in the Waller Creek Tunnel.
Reports indicate the construction worker was part of a crew working around 30-feet underground on a maintenance project when a steel support beam from the roof gave way and fell on top of him.
Following the Texas Construction Accident, the victim’s co-workers were able to quickly lift the beam and pull the man to safety. Paramedics arrived a short time later and rushed the victim to a local trauma center. A spokesman for the Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services, Warren Hassinger, stated the victim was last listed as having serious injuries to the head and torso.
Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that in 2011, a total of 721 construction workers died as a result of on-the-job accidents. Furthermore, 15 percent of the fatal accidents that occurred that year were the result of contact with objects or equipment on the job site.
The Austin Personal Injury Lawyers at the law firm of Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers recognize the dangers those who work in the construction industry face each day and would like to wish the victim of this most recent accident a speedy recovery from their injuries.