Deadly Fire at Construction Project in Charlotte, North Carolina

by | May 20, 2023 | Construction Accident, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death

There was a deadly construction fire in Charlotte, North Carolina on May 18, 2023.  According to reports, a large fire broke out at an under construction apartment building on Thursday.  A crane was able to rescue 15 workers after the fire broke out.  Witnesses indicate the fire started in a parking garage at the project.  Workers were installing foam insulation at the time.  At least one worker was killed in the fire, and a second remains missing.  The victim has been identified as Demonte Sherrill.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to those impacted by this deadly fire.

Tragically, there have been a number of recent deaths on construction projects.  A construction crane caught fire in Corpus Christi, Texas on April 22, 2023.  There was a deadly construction accident in Sevierville, Tennessee on April 24, 2023.  There was a deadly fall at the under-construction Hyundai electric vehicle plant in Bryan County, Georgia on April 29, 2023.  There was a deadly auto accident in a construction zone along Interstate 40 in Garner, North Carolina on May 3, 2023.  There was a deadly fall accident in Mentor, Ohio on May 11, 2023.

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.  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 877-678-5864 to learn more about your legal rights.