Posted On: January 13, 2010 by Pennsylvania Personal Injury Attorney

North Carolina Man Dies at Construction Site

A 30-year-old man from Connelly Springs, North Carolina, died at a construction site on December 24 when he fell in a hole and dirt collapsed around him.

According to an article, he was working for Neill Grading Co. of Hickory, NC when he died at a sewer line construction site near Shelby, NC.

Workers dug the man out and Emergency Medical Services workers took him to a Medical Center. He was pronounced dead about an hour after the accident.

A witness said he was changing some equipment when he heard a construction foreman yell out that the worker had fallen into the hole.

According to the article, workers were not ready to put a pipe in the hole. They do not yet know why the victim was in the area where he was.

An investigator from the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration also was summoned to the site.

The family of this deceased worker would be well advised to contact an experienced worker’s compensation attorney who can carefully examine the incident to identify any negligence or wrongdoing. An experienced attorney would also look into a “third party claim.” These are claims that are filed against parties that are not the worker’s employer. It could be a contractor, a sub-contractor, or even the manufacturer of a defective product. If it is determined that one of those parties was responsible for the accident and any injuries, then they could be held liable.

Any worker who has sustained an injury arising out of and in the course of their employment has a potential workers’ compensation claim. The injury can occur while traveling on business, doing a work-related errand, attending a required business-related social function, or even while on a break or using restroom facilities and you are still legally covered by workers compensation

The dedicated work injury Philadelphia lawyers at Cherry, Fieger and Marciano will do everything possible to get the monetary compensation that is owed to you to help pay medical bills, physical therapy, loss of work and more. Call today for a free consultation.

Source article: http://www2.hickoryrecord.com/content/2009/dec/24/connelly-springs-man-killed-construction-accident/