44 year old Jason Searcy Was Standing On Metal Decking Before It Gave Way
A release from the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office indicates that the incident ocurred last Friday, September 6th, 2019, at the area of Spring Street and Interstate 16.
The report indicates that there was some metal decking at the top of the bridge upon which Searcy was walking. The decking gave out from under the victim, causing him to freefall from 30 feet onto a solid concrete drainage ditch.
The man was transported by ambulance to Navicent Health Medical Center, which luckily was close by. The extent of the injuries is not yet known, though the victim remains in critical condition.
An investigation was launched by OSHA, though no details have been offered yet. The employer of the victim also provided a statement regarding the matter:
“Normal protocol is to investigate the site, but again the main concern at this time is to focus on the employee and make sure that he gets the best care that he can receive.”
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Laurence Banville of Banville Law has commented on how risky a line of work construction can be, and the options available to victims of construction accidents and their families.
“The OSHA and NIOSH federal agencies work hard to identify and deal with workplace dangers, thereby helping improve the safety of workers on sites. Nevertheless, rising accident statistics suggest that more action is necessary.”
Laurence also added, “Decking and scaffolding are a vital tool in any construction site. Unfortunately, they are also inherently dangerous, as the construction worker will usually be suspended high above the ground. If the scaffolding or decking was not properly assembled, lives are very quickly put at risk.”
Many construction workers assume that if they ever suffer an accident on site, that a worker’s compensation claim will suffice. Regrettably, this is often not the case. The State’s Worker’s Compensation Board may make an offer that is simply not enough to cover all medical expenses and lost wages.
By filing a lawsuit, victims of on-the-job accidents can seek complete compensation from the negligent party. This compensation will be specific to each individual case and based on the damages suffered by the victim, including medical bills and physical and emotional trauma.
If you’ve been a victim of a construction site accident, make sure you get help from a construction accident attorney who will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.
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