Stutsman County Sheriff Chad Kaiser Provided Details Regarding Incident
The fatal construction accident took place on Friday, December 6th around 1:30PM at 525 2nd St S in Eldridge. The two workers, who have yet to be named, were working on a grain elevator when a segment of a construction crane “slid off” and fell on top of them.
Stutsman County emergency units responded to the call which was initially reported as an industrial accident. One worker was taken to Jamestown Regional Medical Center where he would later succumb to his injuries. The second victim was taken to a treatment center in Fargo, though no additional updates have been offered regarding his condition by officials.
Authorities will surely conduct an investigation of this deadly incident to determine its cause. The state’s OSHA division is also likely to get involved.
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An experienced construction accident lawyer at BanvilleLaw.com, Laurence Banville offered the following information for the victims and loved ones of those who have suffered injuries in a construction accident:
“In most cases, a construction undertaking is completed without any kind of hiccup or issue, and certainly without injuries or deaths. However, when accidents do indeed take place on project site, they often appear to negate all of the other times in which they are completely avoided.
This is likely due to the fact that the powerful repercussions of a construction injury, or even worse a death, are felt far and wide. The families and relatives of victims can be put under immense pressure in the hours, days, weeks, and even years after an accident.
Fortunately, there exist legal pathways for families to receive help, though these usually vary from case to case. For example, victims or the families of victims can pursue a construction accident lawsuit if negligence can be found to be the cause of the injury or death. Nevertheless, this option is employed in the minority of cases.
On the other hand, filing a claim for worker’s compensation is a much more viable avenue available to employees who suffer injuries on the job, no matter their profession. It’s important to note that, if the possibility exists for presenting a lawsuit, it can be filed in conjunction with a worker’s comp claim, as using one of these legal recourses does not negate the other.
Those individuals who have suffered an injury while at work on a construction site should discuss their case with an experienced attorney who will be able to analyze the facts, lay out all the options for the victim and their family, and then fight tirelessly to achieve the compensation they deserve.”
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