Specially trained firefighters came to an Illinois construction worker's rescue recently after he suffered an injury while working on a hospital roof. The construction accident occurred in Naperville when materials fell on the man as he was working above the fourth floor. The accident caused him to fall, and rescue teams had to use a crane to lower him from the construction area to the ground so he could receive medical treatment.
If a person is afraid of heights, then construction may not be the best employment option. Construction workers are commonly required to work on tall buildings and structures while on the job in Illinois and elsewhere. Understandably, this puts them in danger of falling and severely injuring themselves. In the worst case scenario, this type of construction accident could result in death. Tragically, this is what happened recently to a construction worker who fell three stories to his death.
Illinois construction workers have become acquainted with the dangers of their worksites. While working at any construction site can be hazardous, road construction workers are often exposed to the greatest the greatest risk of becoming involved in a construction accident. As the summer approaches and road work ramps up, road crews face the possibility of a serious accident on the job.
Fatalities in the workplace are tragic, especially when they happen close to the holidays. Construction workers' accidents are often the cause of such fatalities in Illinois and elsewhere. In such cases, family members of those who died may be able to receive workers' compensation in order to cover costs and lost future wages as a result of the death. A recent news story detailed the death of a worker just days before Christmas. The incident happened in Michigan, but illustrates clearly how dangerous construction workers' accidents can be no matter where they occur. According to the local sheriff's office, one man was killed during a crane accident at a construction site in Ann Arbor. Workers were doing restoration work on a creek in a park when the incident took place.
Workplace accidents can have devastating consequences, and many people are killed on the job every year. For those who have lost a loved one, life can grind to a halt while they try to come to terms with their grief. The loss of a family member in a construction workers' accident can also leave their relatives in a difficult financial situation. Federal officials have launched an investigation after a contractor was killed in Illinois recently.