August 14, 2012
Two Texas construction workers were killed and another seriously injured as the result of an on-the-job accident that occurred last Monday. KWTX News reports the incident occurred near Lake Jacksonville in Cherokee County.
Reports indicate that the three men were part of a crew at the construction site. Cherokee County Sheriff, James Campbell, stated that the men were installing steel reinforcement into a 30-foot section of the wall when the rock and cement suddenly gave way and came crashing down.
Two workers, one 60 and the other 68-years-old and both from Tyler, were buried beneath the rubble. They died before rescue crews could reach them. Another worker, the 48-year-old son of one of the men, was also injured as a result of the accident and was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will send a team to investigate the Texas construction accident to determine if there were any safety violations.
The seriousness of the accident comes as no surprise considering the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that the excavation and construction industries are the two most dangerous types of employment, accounting for more occupational injuries and fatalities than any other industry.
The Waco personal injury lawyers with Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers would like to send their condolences to the families of the men who died and would like to wish the injured worker a speedy and full recovery.