Two Construction Workers Killed by Vehicle in Illinois

by | Oct 19, 2022 | Construction Accident, Wrongful Death

Two workers were killed on the Great River Bridge between Illinois and Iowa on October 18, 2022.  According to reports, the workers were walking behind their parked truck setting out construction barrels for a work zone when they were hit by a passing vehicle.  The victims have been identified as Pearson Franklin and Andrew Whitcomb.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to those impacted by this tragic crash.

Tragically, there have been a number of recent deaths on construction projects.  A worker was electrocuted in Pearland, Texas on October 10, 2022.  There was an accident involving a crane in Jefferson Hills, Pennsylvania on October 12, 2022.  Two construction workers were struck by a train on the Ben Franklin Bridge in New Jersey on October 14, 2022.  Two workers was seriously injured in a fall in Phoenix, Arizona on October 18, 2022.

Despite being a vital part of the economy, construction projects often pose severe hazards both to construction workers and to the general public if precautions are not taken.  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 before the job begins.

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 an electrocution.  The experienced construction 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 an accident at a work site.

Our lawyers have represented numerous workers who have sustained serious and catastrophic injuries 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 to learn more about your legal rights.