Construction Worker Found Fatally Injured After Baltimore Trench CollapseJune 6, 2018
After a trench collapse occurred in Baltimore, Maryland, a rescue effort ensued to rescue the trapped construction worker who was found fatally injured. City fire crews received a report on Tuesday afternoon around 3:30 pm that the 19-year-old worker was trapped during the trench collapse, which took place when he was working on a sewer line on Sinclair Lane near North Chester Street. After nearly 12 hours, the man was recovered on Wednesday morning but sustained fatal injuries in the construction accident.
Although many workers may understand the risks for incurring personal injuries or even fatalities while working in the construction industry or other hazardous fields, it does not diminish the severity of accidents or tragedy that may accompany unexpected incidents. Unfortunately, in some cases, serious accidents may be prevented if safeguards are put in place by the supervisor or company in charge and precautions are taken to ensure the work area is safe for employees. Oftentimes, OSHA violations committed by the employer or company may result in these types of accidents.
If you or someone you love sustained personal injuries in a construction accident, contact our Baltimore work injury lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton. Call us today at 800-547-4LAW (4529) or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.
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