Alvin, TX — Contractor Fatally Crushed by Backhoe
Posted on Thursday, July 18th, 2019 at 2:18 pm by Williams Hart
ALVIN, TX–Authorities reported that just before 2pm on Friday, June 14th, a 33-year old Texas man was accidentally killed at a work site on the 400 block of FM 517 near the intersection of Old Alvin road.
According to Sheriff Henry Trochesset, the employee was installing water lines in a trench when a backhoe rolled over into the hole, crushing him.
No further details were provided, including the man’s name and employer.
Contractor dies after being crushed by backhoe in Galveston County https://t.co/elKvQXZJB8
— KHOU 11 News Houston (@KHOU) June 15, 2019
Construction site deaths made up 20.7% of all worker fatalities in private industry in 2017 — or, one in five worker deaths were in construction. The leading causes of construction industry deaths and injuries are falls, followed by struck by an object, electrocution, and caught-in/between equipment or objects.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that eliminating these ‘fatal four’ leading causes of construction worker injuries would save 582 workers’ lives in America every year.
Construction workers are especially subjected to occupational fatalities or injuries. Fortunately, there are lawyers who specialize in work-related wrongful death cases and can help you get the justice that your family and loved-one deserve.
If someone you love was seriously hurt or killed in an accident, you may be unsure of where to turn. The attorneys of Williams Hart have experience helping people through the aftermath of catastrophic accidents, and we can help you too. Contact our law firm at (713) 352-7071 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.
Note: We report on the types of accidents and injuries our law firm has experience handling. Our hearts go out to victims of the accidents described on this blog, and we hope that future accidents, injuries, and deaths can be prevented. These posts are gathered from recent stories in the news. As new developments occur, these stories are often updated. If information contained within this article is false or outdated, please contact us so we can include the new information or make a correction.
Disclaimer: Williams Hart hopes that by showing how often catastrophic accidents occur, we can begin a conversation about how to reduce or prevent them. We sincerely hope that the articles on our blog arm readers with the information needed to avoid being involved in such accidents. Content on this blog should not be construed as legal advice.