Tragically, three construction workers lost their lives on Monday afternoon after a building they were working in partially collapsed. The building was located at Houston’s Town and Country Boulevard in the area of City Centre near Interstate 10 and Beltway 8. Reports are that the collapse began at a stairwell in between the 13th and 14th floor. The stairwell collapsed down all the way to the bottom level. The building being constructed is for Marathon Oil’s new headquarters.
At the time of the deadly incident 240 construction workers were present. Thankfully, the partial collapse of the building did not result in more deaths or severe injuries. It is believed the construction project is being managed by Harvey Builders, with subcontractor East Texas Precast and development manager Hines also involved. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those who were impacted by this tragedy.
Despite being a vital part of the economy, construction projects often pose severe hazards both to construction workers and to the general public. Construction companies must ensure that work is regularly and properly inspected. Each construction project poses its own unique risks and hazards based on the work being done. Risks that may present themselves during a project must be carefully evaluated beforehand. When this does not occur, it can result in catastrophic personal injury or death. According to OSHA, nearly 6.5 million people work at approximately 252,000 construction sites across the nation every day. The fatal injury rate for the construction industry is higher than the national average in this category for all industries.
Our experienced lawyers have handled personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits of all kinds and have the skills needed to represent the families of loved ones who have lost their lives or those who have been seriously injured as a result of the negligence of another party. The experienced personal injury and wrongful death attorneys at Spagnoletti Law Firm can help you understand your rights if you or a loved one was a victim of this tragic accident. Our lawyers have represented numerous workers who have been hurt on a job site as a result of the negligence of another party. There are strict and short time limits on making claims, so please contact us online or call 713-804-9306 or 877-678-5864 to learn more about your legal rights.