A construction worker was seriously injured while working on the Queensbury Highway Garage.
Queensbury Highway Garage Construction Worker Suffers Serious Head Injury
Last Update: 7/13/2020
Legal Analysis: Read the second part of this story for commentary from construction injury lawyer Laurence Banville on the legal rights of injured construction workers.
A construction worker who was building the new Queensbury highway garage was seriously injured in a work-related accident on Friday, June 19.
31-year-old Chris Olsen was hit in the head by the top of a light post that he was installing, said the Warren County Sheriff’s Office.
According to Supervisor John Stough, a video showed that they were resetting a light pole and that they had a strap tied around the metal pole. Stough says the pole was secured but the securing slipped, breaking the bolts that were connecting the light head.
The light head then fell to the ground, striking Olsen in the head. He had a helmet on, but was still seriously injured and knocked unconscious. He was flown to Albany Medical Center for evaluation and treatment.