May 14, 2013
The Bureau of Labor statistics concluded that in 2011, approximately 15 percent of all workplace fatalities were the result of contact with objects or equipment at a job site. This type of accident was responsible for claiming the lives of two men when they were involved in separate Texas Construction Accidents.
Reports from YNN News indicate the most recent incident occurred last Thursday at around 5:30 p.m. on West Courtyard Drive in Austin, Texas. The victim was driving a piece of equipment when it suddenly rolled. The worker died as a result of blunt force trauma injuries he sustained in the accident.
Just three days before, a 25-year-old construction worker was killed at a Karnes County construction site after being struck by a piece of piping.
The incidents have highlighted the importance of workers always being aware of and practicing safe work habits. This means always using safety equipment and following safety procedures when performing work duties.
If a worker suspects that an employer is not following regulations for a safe workplace, they should report suspected violations to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) immediately so that an investigation into the claims can be launched before an accident occurs.
The Austin Personal Injury Attorneys with Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers know that the loss of a loved one due to an unforeseen workplace accident can affect numerous lives. That’s why the firm would like to send their condolences to the families of the victims.