The Oklahoma Construction Accident Lawyers with J. Colbert Injury Lawyers state the construction industry is home to some of the most dangerous occupations in our nation. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics says that last year alone, a total of 775 individuals died as a result of construction accidents in the United States. A large portion of those accidents were the result of slips, trips, and falls.
One such accident was responsible for claiming the life of a 46-year-old man this past week. According to an article published by The Norman Transcript, the incident occurred at approximately 1:50 p.m. last Monday on Oklahoma University’s Research Campus in Norman, Oklahoma. Reports indicate the man was part of a team completing work on the Five Partners Place building, located at Lawrence Avenue and Stephenson Parkway, when he fell roughly 50 feet from temporary scaffolding. The victim died as a result of the injuries he sustained in the fall.
Last July, another worker died as the result of a fall during construction of the Headington Hall building on the University’s campus.
J. Colbert’s team of Oklahoma Personal Injury Lawyers are aware of how difficult the loss of a loved one to an unforeseen work-related accident can be. That is why the firm would like to send their deepest sympathies to the family of the man who was killed as a result of this most recent tragic accident.