Crush Injuries Resulting From Crane Accident Claim One Worker's Life
There are countless hazards that workers can face on the job site, but one of the most common risks seen at work today is coming into contact with objects or equipment. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates these accidents accounted for 16 percent of all workplace fatalities that occurred in 2013.
Recently, a worker was killed as the result of crush injuries that occurred after he came into contact with a crane at a construction site where he was working. Reports indicate the incident occurred at approximately 11 a.m. on the morning of Monday, January 12, at a site located on Lakeview Corporate Drive in Edwardsville, Missouri.
According to an article from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the 31-year-old victim was working on the crane when the boom collapsed and crushed him. The victim died at the scene.
Officials from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration have arrived at the scene and are currently investigating to determine the cause of the accident. A full report on the accident and its contributing factors will be issued at a later date.
At Cofman Townsley Injury Lawyers, we are aware of just how devastating an injury or the loss of a loved one to a work-related accident can be. That’s why our team of St. Louis personal injury lawyers would like to send our deepest condolences to the family of the worker who was recently killed.