Construction accidents can be a very serious type of workplace accident. Such accidents can sometimes even result in a construction worker’s death. This can be seen in a construction accident that recently occurred in a neighboring state.
The accident happened last Tuesday at a construction site in Davenport, Iowa. The construction site is the site of a planned hotel and retail complex.
Reportedly, that morning, a 56-year-old construction worker was operating a bulldozer at the site. The man reportedly was using the bulldozer to grade an embankment. Reportedly, as the man was doing this, the embankment gave way. This reportedly caused the bulldozer to fall over, which in turned caused the man to become trapped underneath the bulldozer.
According to the article on the Quad-City Times’ website which reported this story, the 56-year-old man died as a result of this accident.
Authorities reportedly are still in the process of investigating this construction accident.
As this tragic incident illustrates, construction accidents can sometimes have fatal results.
Loss of a loved one due to a construction accident, in addition to causing great emotional harm, can have major financial impacts on a family. Workers’ compensation death benefits can play an important role in helping a family cope with the financial impacts of loss of a loved one due to a construction accident.
Many complicated issues can arise in connection to workers’ compensation. Thus, if a worker or a worker’s family is pursuing a workers’ compensation claim, having strong representation can be very important.
Source: The Quad-City Times, “Victim identified in fatal bulldozer accident,” Dec. 11, 2012