Houston, TX — Construction Worker Falls to Death From Beltway 8 Overpass
Posted on Thursday, July 18th, 2019 at 2:27 pm by Williams Hart
Harris County Precinct 7 reported that around 4:30AM on Friday, June 21st, a construction worker fell from an overpass being built along a South Beltway feeder road heading west towards 288. The man did not survive.
Construction worker dies after falling more than 30 feet off Beltway 8 overpass https://t.co/HhtQTLcBoc
— KHOU 11 News Houston (@KHOU) June 21, 2019
While circumstances surrounding the accident are not yet clear, Houston firefighters say the man fell at least 30 feet from above. CPR was performed on the scene, but unfortunately their efforts did not save the victim.
A spokeswoman from Almeda Genoa Construction, the man’s employer, could not provide further comment.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration identified the leading causes of construction industry deaths and injuries as: falls, struck-by an object, electrocution, and caught-in/between equipment or objects–otherwise known as the “Fatal Four”.
Falls are the leading cause of injury in the construction industry. These injuries occur when personal fall arrest equipment is not used properly, perimeter protection is not installed or maintained, floor openings are improperly secured and labeled, and ladders and scaffolds are not scaled safely.
Construction workers are especially subjected to occupational fatalities or injuries. Fortunately, there are lawyers who specialize in work-related wrongful death and personal injury cases and can help you get the justice that you or your family 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.
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