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The partial collapse of the sixth floor of the 4th and Race St. construction occurred Monday, November 25th in the early afternoon hours. Workers were pouring a segment of the sixth floor when it collapsed down directly onto workers located on the fifth floor.
As of an official press conference held at 7PM on the same day, Lakshmi Sammarco, MD, the Hamilton County Coroner, did not confirm the fourth worker’s passing but did verify that three workers were injured. Of the three injured, two were considered have suffered serious head trauma while another’s ailments were considered minor. The men were treated at nearby Cincinnati Medical Center and Christ Hospital.
After the tragic accident, construction was halted on the Fourth Street project completely. The general contractor of the project, Turner Construction Company, also issued a statement expressing their condolences and offering counseling services to all employees on the site at the time of the incident.
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An experienced construction accident attorney at BanvilleLaw.com and regular contributor to Legal Herald, Laurence Banville offered the following information for persons who may have suffered injuries on a work site and are wondering their legal options:
“Aside from being a very physically-demanding profession, construction work is also one of the most dangerous jobs in the entire country. Hundreds of workers are killed on project sites each year with countless more suffering life-altering injuries.
When construction employees suffer injuries they are protected by the same rights as those in less hazardous fields, and can certainly come forth with a worker’s compensation claim. Unfortunately, the worker’s comp claims process can be complex and difficult to navigate, and simple errors can make a big difference in the compensation that is disbursed.
If insurance companies find any errors in a claim, they’ll often use them to reduce a victim’s benefits. In these scenarios, the help of an experienced attorney can prove vital as they’ll be able to ensure the claim is properly filed, giving victims and their families a path to obtaining the help they often desperately need.
The insight of a construction accident lawyer can also be helpful in determining whether a lawsuit can be filed after a construction accident. In most cases this is not possible, but it’s always an option that should be explored, as no stone should be left unturned when discussing the possibility of getting victims and their loved ones the justice and compensation that they deserve.”
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