Constructions workers must take extreme precautions to ensure their own safety and the safety of everyone around them, but sometimes nothing can be done when the equipment they are working on fails. If you are a construction worker or if you work for a construction company, it is important to have a good personal injury attorney in the unfortunate case that an injury should occur. Recently in Bryan Texas, police officials reported that a man was pinned to the ground by two 20-feet-long, 1,500 pound shoring panels and killed. While in some cases, it is possible that construction workers’ negligence can cause accidents, the College Stations Fire Department told the Bryan-College Station Eagle that the shoring had simply “given out.”
When an employee is injured on the job, they can receive workers compensation for their injuries. Workers comp covers things from medical bills to missed wages during recovery time. Your Texas personal injury lawyer can assist you in your workers compensation case. Armando Gonzalez, 49, was pinned inside of a 30 to 40 foot hole as part of a crew that was working on a lift station for the Texas A&M Health Science Center. He was stuck underneath heavy shoring panels and had nowhere to go. He died due to injuries sustained in the accident.
Luckily, the necessary machinery to remove Gonzalez from the hole was onsite, but it could not be activated and put to use quick enough to save Gonzalez’ life. In order to get Gonzalez out of the hole, firefighters had to use high pressure bags that are designed for heavy lifting to make space in between the ground and the heavy shoring.
If you have suffered an injury in a construction accident, contact a personal injury attorney for assistance with your claim and court case in Texas now. Attorneys at the Bettersworth Law Firm can help you get the benefits that you deserve from your injury today.