Three Other Workers, All Employed By D.R. Mozeley, Managed To Escape With Non-Lethal Injuries
The deadly construction accident took place Wednesday, January 15th. The Durham Fire Department responded to a 911 call around 11 in the morning reporting a trench collapse at 4209 Corners Parkway. The project site was near the Brier Creek Shopping area, just off Glenwood Ave.
The trench was reported to have been somewhere between 6 to 8 feet deep. Upon its collapse, one of the workers become completely buried. One was able to remove himself, though two others had to wait for emergency crews to extricate them. Unfortunately the man who was completely buried did not survive, and only until 4PM was his body finally removed form the rubble.
The injured workers were transported to Duke University Medical Center for treatment, but the extent of their injuries remains unknown. The North Carolina Department of Labor OSHA division is investigating the incident.
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In researching the facts of this news story, I had the chance to converse with Laurence Banville, an attorney at BanvilleLaw.com with experience in cases related to workplace injuries. He shared the following insight for construction workers who may find themselves in a similar situation:
“The safety of construction workers is constantly in jeopardy, not only due to the hazardous tools they regularly work with, but also because of the rigorous environments they toil in. Even with the countless regulations and safety standards that must be followed on a construction site, workers continue to get injured. Indeed, these incidents may be occurring at a decreasing rate, but they continue nonetheless.
When workers are injured on a project site, the consequences are felt not only by the victim as physical pain but also by their families and loved ones who must deal with the shock of the accident and most often have to bear additional financial burdens.
For this reason, the law permits injured workers the option of filing a worker’s compensation claim that covers damages resulting from the injury. Unfortunately, insurance companies are usually the ones who have to pay for claims and as a result, they will often do whatever they can to pay less or deny a claim completely.
This is where an experienced construction injury attorney comes in. They can handle all of the paperwork of a worker’s comp claim, as well as all communications with insurance companies on behalf of the client. If an expert’s opinion is necessary to achieve a greater compensation for the victim, they will contact these witnesses as well.
At the end of the day, speaking with a legal counsel when filing a worker’s compensation claim after a construction injury can prove to be worth its weight in gold for victims and their families.”
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