Attorney Analysis: Take a look at the second section of this article for analysis from construction injury lawyer Michael Haggard on financial compensation for construction accident victims and their families.
A trench for a sewer project in Longwood collapsed on May 4, leaving one construction worker dead and a second one injured.
The construction site is on East Warren Avenue and the accident happened at around 1:45 p.m. Construction crews were digging a large trench in the roadway for the sewer project when dirt caved in and trapped two of the workers.
The worker who died during the accident has been identified as Kevin Jones and the one who survived has been identified as Christopher Tabor. First responders removed both men from the trench.
Tabor was hospitalized at Orlando Regional Medical Center in stable condition and has been released. Jones was brought to Orlando Health Seminole Hospital and died there.
An investigation into this accident is ongoing.
Michael Haggard is a construction injury lawyer who helps injured construction workers and the families of fatal construction accident victims find the financial support they need and deserve. Here is Michael with some thoughts on the legal rights of these workers and families:
Construction workers put their lives on the line to help build our communities. The construction industry has some of the highest rates of workplace injuries and deaths. When a construction worker gets injured on the job, he or she should be aware of their legal rights. Additionally, families who have lost loved ones in construction accidents deserve support for the difficulties they face.
Most construction injuries are covered under workers' compensation benefits. But in some cases, third-party negligence is to blame for a construction accident. In cases of third-party negligence, the worker or their family may have grounds for a lawsuit.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a construction accident, you can learn more about your legal options in a free consultation.