There was a construction accident in Charlestown, Rhode Island on January 23, 2024. According to reports, a worker was attempting to take equipment to the second floor roof of a project when he fell from a ladder. The worker landed on the ground below, sustaining injuries to his head and body. He was taken via helicopter to Rhode Island Hospital. The injured worker has been identified as George Sherman, Jr. The incident highlights the importance of fall protection on a construction project.
Tragically, there have been a number of recent deaths on construction projects. A masonry worker was killed when a hole collapsed on Long Island, New York on January 8, 2024. Five workers were injured when a boom crane on a truck collapsed in New York City, New York on January 9, 2024. A worker fell into an 18-foot deep ditch while attempting to retrieve a ladder in Medina Valley, Texas on January 12, 2024. Fourteen people were hospitalized after being exposed to carbon monoxide in New Haven, Connecticut on January 17, 2024.
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.