Compactor Tips Over And Kills Worker On Elizabeth Ave. Construction Site
New Bern, North Carolina emergency units responded to a call from a construction site on the intersection between Glenburnie Rd. and Elizabeth Ave., at the future location of a State Employees Credit Union.
The accident ocurred on Monday, September 16th around 4:30PM. More details are still pending regarding the incident, but officials have indicated that the victim was crushed by a roller of compactor which tipped over onto him. It is not yet know what may have caused the heavy machinery to roll over onto the victim.
The employer of the victim, Davie Construction, has released a statement indicating that they are helping authorities with their investigations. They have also expressed their condolences to the family of the victim.
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Laurence Banville from BanvilleLaw.com represents victims of construction site accidents. He was able to provide some insight on the legal options available to these victims and their families.
“It goes without saying that whenever heavy machinery is being used on a construction site, it should be done with extreme care and diligence.
Regrettably, this is not always the case, as the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) reports that infractions related to heavy machinery are one of the most frequently cited workplace violatons. These violations, in turn, lead to all types of injuries.
What can construction workers do after they’ve suffered a workplace injury? There are a couple of options, but the most notable ones are:
- Submit a workers’ compensation claim
- File a personal injury lawsuit
The workers’ comp claim will help cover the victim’s medical treatment, and sometimes even a part of the wages that may have been lost. For families struggling with the trauma of the injury along with their regular bills, this help is often seen as a lifesaver. Personal injury lawsuits may only be filed when a third-party, not the victim’s employer, is considered to be negligent and a cause of the accident.
It is also important to note that both options can be pursued at the same time.
In all cases, victims of construction accidents should consult with an attorney who can advise on the course of action that will be beneficial for the victim and their loved ones in the long run.
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