Two Separate St. Louis Workplace Accidents Kill One And Injures Two
The construction industry is known for the dangers its workers face everyday on the job. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that in 2009, the construction industry had more fatalities than any other, accounting for hundreds of deaths per year. Sadly, ksdk.com reported that two separate construction worksite injuries occurred Monday in the St. Louis area, killing one and injuring two others severely.
The first accident occurred at a building undergoing reconstruction in midtown St. Louis, Missouri, at the corner of Grand Boulevard and Olive Street. Two workers inside the building were struck by a steel beam on the shoulders after it came loose from years of rainwater exposure. The workers were transported to the local hospital to be treated for their injuries.
The latter accident was a more tragic one as a worker was crushed to death on a conveyor belt at a building material manufacturing plant in East St. Louis, Illinois. The worker was attempting to clean sand out from the conveyor area when the accident occurred and killed him instantly.
The St. Louis Workers’ Compensation Lawyers with Cofman Townsley recommend that if you are injured in an accident, you get the care you need immediately after an accident on the job, but to contact a lawyer after you receive your care. They can help insure that hospitals, doctors, and insurance companies do not take advantage of your situation. Their team of attorneys can be reached day and night to discuss your case.