June 4, 2013
A College Station Construction Accident last week was responsible for claiming a 49-year-old worker’s life. Reports indicate the incident occurred last Wednesday, at approximately 3:30 p.m., along Burgess Lane.
According to the Bryan-College Station Eagle, the victim was a member of a crew hired to build a wastewater lift station for the nearby Texas A&M Health Science Center. As the crew was installing two 1,500 pound shoring panels along the walls of a 40-foot hole though, the panels gave way and came crashing down on top of the victim.
First responders from the College Station Police and Fire Departments rushed to the scene and began to scramble to pull the victim to safety; however, they could not free the victim in time and he passed away at the scene.
The accident highlights the dangers that many construction workers face each day, considering working in the industry is one of the most dangerous jobs one can hold in the United States today. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics ranked the construction industry second in the nation during 2011 when it came to workplace fatalities.
The College Station Personal Injury Lawyers with Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers acknowledge how difficult the loss of a loved one to an on-the-job accident can be. That’s why the firm would like to send its deepest sympathies to the family of the victim.