June 25, 2013
A College Station Construction Accident was responsible for leaving four workers seriously injured this past weekend. Reports indicate that the incident occurred just before 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the site of a Texas A&M University equestrian complex that is under construction, located just a mile from the school’s main campus.
According to The Huffington Post, the men were part of a crew working to complete a 300 foot long barn at the site when the framing of the structure suddenly collapsed. The victims were buried in the debris and were later pulled to safety by rescue crews and co-workers.
The four victims were each rushed to local trauma centers, where three were listed as being critically injured while the other was last listed as stable.
Officials are still working to determine the cause of the collapse. However, the incident does highlight the risks many construction workers face each day. The construction industry had the second highest number of workplace fatalities in the nation in 2011, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Furthermore, contact with objects and equipment on the worksite was responsible for 15 percent of all on-the-job deaths that occurred that same year.
The College Station Personal Injury Lawyers with Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers recognize how difficult recovery after an on-the-job injury can be. The firm is here to help anyone who has suffered a workplace injury at no fault of their own.