Novi, Michigan - Worker Crushed By Soil Compactor On Taft Rd Construction

Deceased Victim Identified As 57-Year-Old Donald D. Butterfield Sr. From Lapeer Township

The fatal construction accident occurred in the early afternoon of Friday, October 25th at a construction site on Taft Road just south of the intersection with W 11 Mile Rd.

Butterfield was reported to have been operating a soil compactor on uneven ground which caused the truck to flip over. In the process, Butterfield was thrown from the compactor at which point it rolled over onto him. Novi Police and Fire crews responded to the emergency, though upon their arrival at the scene, they found the man was already deceased.

The victim was laboring on a Pulte Home construction site but had been a long-time employee of Stante B&V Construction out of Wixom, MI.

Local authorities and the Michigan office of occupational safety are conducting an investigation.

Laurence Banville

Hi. My name is Laurence Banville.

If you or a loved one were injured or killed in this accident or a similar one, I would be happy to speak with you and discuss your options.

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An experienced attorney at BanvilleLaw.com, Laurence Banville has aggressively fought for the rights of construction injuries in courts of law. He had the following information to share with those who may be in a similar situation:

“The number of injuries that take place on construction sites throughout the United States have been declining, largely thanks to OSHA’s efforts.

OSHA, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration of the US, is a federal supervising body that establishes safety standards in all workplaces. They also conduct investigations when injuries or deaths occur to determine if safety regulations were violated.

Nevertheless, construction accident continue to affect the health and lives of workers and their loved ones. Indeed, when a worker is killed on a construction job, their families are the ones who are most affected.

It is only normal for the family of a deceased victim to want to pursue a lawsuit after a tragic incident. This is due to expenses and hardships that the unexpected death of a loved one can bring. Without filing a construction death lawsuit, the family may never have a chance to obtain justice.

A lawsuit can not only provide compensation that covers medical expenses, but also other less tangible damages such as loss of companionship and emotional trauma.

Victims considering filing a construction injury lawsuit should consult with an experienced construction accident attorney who will explain all of the legal options, permitting those most impacted by a tragedy to make an informed choice.”



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