Masonry Worker Killed in Flosmoor, Illinois

by | Feb 9, 2024 | Construction Accident, Wrongful Death

There was a construction accident in Chicago, Illinois on February 7, 2024.  According to reports, a masonry worker sustained injuries from a motorized hand saw.  The victim was working on a project to build a new science building at a local high school.  The worker was taken to a local hospital, but tragically died.  The victim has been identified as Ronald Simonson.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to those impacted by this deadly accident.

Handheld power tools, while crucial for the efficiency and effectiveness of construction projects, present significant risks that can lead to severe injuries, underscoring the importance of adhering to safety protocols. Injuries from these tools, such as deep cuts, amputations, and puncture wounds, not only cause immense pain and suffering but also result in costly medical bills and lost wages. The danger extends beyond immediate physical harm; long-term conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome and vibration white finger are common among construction workers who frequently use these tools. Such injuries highlight the need for individuals affected to seek experienced legal representation from a personal injury law firm that understands the complexities of construction-related accidents.

Furthermore, the hazards associated with handheld power tools in the construction industry go beyond physical injuries. The high decibel levels can lead to irreversible hearing loss, while the dust and debris generated can cause serious respiratory issues. Electrical tools, in particular, pose risks of shocks and burns, especially under wet conditions. For those injured on the job due to improper use or failure to follow safety measures, it’s crucial to contact a personal injury attorney who specializes in construction accidents. A skilled lawyer can help navigate the legal process, ensuring victims receive the compensation they deserve for medical expenses, rehabilitation, and lost income. By prioritizing safety and legal preparedness, construction workers and their employers can mitigate the risks associated with handheld power tools, protecting both physical well-being and legal rights.

Tragically, there have been a number of recent deaths and injuries on construction projects.  Fourteen people were hospitalized after being exposed to carbon monoxide in New Haven, Connecticut on January 17, 2024.  A worker fell from a ladder in Charlestown, Rhode Island on January 23, 2024.  A boom truck tipped over in an accident in El Paso, Texas on January 26, 2024.  Three workers were burned in an explosion while cutting a pipe in Travis County, Texas on January 30, 2024.  An airport hangar under construction in Boise, Idaho collapsed on January 31, 2024.  The floor of a residence collapsed on a worker in Brooklyn, New York on February 2, 2024.  A worker was killed in a foundation collapse in Hanson, Massachusetts on February 7, 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.