The construction industry is a vital component of Texas’ economy, but it also has some of the highest worker injury and fatality rates in the nation. In fact, data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows there were 105 construction-related deaths and thousands of injuries in 2012 alone.
More recently though, a construction worker in Waco, Texas, was killed while performing duties at a jobsite on the grounds of Baylor University. Reports indicate the Texas construction accident occurred on Friday, June 12, in an elevator shaft located in one of the campus’ buildings.
According to a press release from the university, the 51-year-old victim was an electrician employed by Rosendin Electric of Dallas, Texas. He was working at the site of the new business school building when the accident occurred. First responders were called to the scene at approximately 11:45 a.m.; however, the victim was declared dead when they arrived.
Investigators are still looking into the cause of the accident and have not revealed any other details as to what may have caused the worker’s fatal accident to occur.
At Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers, we understand how difficult it can be to lose a loved one in an unforeseen accident. That’s why our Texas personal injury lawyers would like to let the family of the victim know that our thoughts and sympathies are with them during this most difficult time.