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Oklahoma Construction Accident Claims Worker’s Life

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Workers in the construction industry face a number of on-the-job hazards each day; however, one of the greatest risks is posed by objects and equipment on a job site. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that last year alone, accidents caused by objects and equipment were responsible for roughly 15 percent of all workplace fatalities.

The Oklahoma Construction Accident Lawyers with J. Colbert Injury Lawyers explain that more recently, a 36-year-old worker was killed recently when he was run over by a piece of equipment. Reports indicate the incident occurred Saturday, November 2, in a wooded area outside of Jones, Oklahoma.

According to an article from KFOR 4 News, the victim and another man were using a Bobcat skid loader to clear the area where they were working. As the men worked, the victim got too close to the piece of equipment and was run over when the Bobcat operator’s view became obstructed.

Emergency responders were called to the site, but the victim died at the scene before aid could be rendered.

J. Colbert and his team of Oklahoma Personal Injury Lawyers are aware of the risks that those working in the construction industry face each day on the job. That is why the firm would like to send their deepest sympathies to the family of the man who was killed in this most recent tragic accident.

Slip and Fall Results In Fatal Oklahoma Construction Accident

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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.

Oklahoma Construction Accident Leaves Worker Seriously Injured

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A man was hospitalized after suffering a serious Oklahoma Construction Accident Injury several weeks ago. Reports indicate the incident occurred on May 14 at approximately 9 a.m., along the Turner Turnpike, just east of the town of Chandler, Oklahoma.

According to a story published by The Oklahoman, the worker was part of a crew hired to resurface the highway. As he was performing his duties though, he was struck by a piece of equipment unloading materials from a parked tractor-trailer. The impact of the collision left the worker with life-threatening injuries that required first responders to call in a helicopter to airlift the victim to a local hospital for treatment.

Accidents like this are more common than one may think. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that in 2011, a total of 15 percent of all workplace fatalities were the result of employees coming into contact with an object or piece of equipment while at a job site.

Such a high incidence rate leaves many workers wondering what they can do to prevent such accidents. The Oklahoma Personal Injury Lawyers with J. Colbert Injury Lawyers suggest workers follow all policies and procedures regarding safety that have been established by the company who hired them. Also, remaining extra vigilant of ones surroundings can greatly decrease the chances of being involved in a workplace accident.

Oklahoma Construction Accident Claims Life of Worker

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A 59-year-old man from Tulsa, Oklahoma, was killed in an Oklahoma Construction Accident last week. Reports indicate that the incident occurred Wednesday night along East 51st Street in downtown Tulsa.

According to an article from 9 News, the worker was part of a crew setting up cones along the curb of the street. As he was performing his duties, a pickup truck veered into the closed lane and collided with the worker. The truck failed to come to a complete stop following the collision and dragged the worker roughly 25-feet along the asphalt before coming to a halt.

The victim was transported to a local hospital, but died shortly after arrival.

While the Tulsa Police Department has confirmed the investigation into the accident is still open, detectives were able to confirm the victim was wearing a reflective vest at the time of the accident. Speed has also been eliminated as a potential contributing factor.

Authorities are conducting tests to determine if the driver of the pickup was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the crash.

The Oklahoma Personal Injury Attorneys with J. Colbert Injury Lawyers acknowledge how tragic the loss of a loved one due to an unforeseen accident can be. That’s why the firm would like to send their deepest condolences to the family of the victim.

Woman Stands Trial for Fatal Construction Zone Traffic Accident

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A 33-year-old woman from Oklahoma is on trial this week for causing an Oklahoma Construction Accident that killed two workers last year. Tulsa World reports that the incident occurred on June 9, 2011, at around 8:15 a.m. along Brookdale Drive in Oklahoma City.

The woman was driving a sport utility vehicle when she came upon a cement truck blocking the street inside a construction zone. A worker instructed her that she could not go around the cement truck at that time. Witnesses say the woman then drove her vehicle over a curb in the road and through two residents’ yards. She then struck the worker pouring concrete at the construction site. Rather than staying at the scene of the accident and offering assistance to the injured victim, she fled the scene, running a stop sign in the process.

The worker suffered several injuries and was taken to a local hospital for further examination. Meanwhile, the driver of the vehicle was arrested at a nearby residence on charges of reckless driving and leaving the scene of an injury accident.

The Oklahoma City Personal Injury Lawyers with J. Colbert Injury Lawyers recognize the dangers that construction workers, especially those working along roads and highways, face each day and they may be able to help if you have been injured in an accident at a job site through no fault of your own.

Oklahoma Construction Worker Seriously Injured in Accident

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An Oklahoma Construction Accident seriously injured a worker earlier this month. FOX 25 News reports that the incident occurred on Nov. 13 at around 3 p.m. at the water treatment plant located near the corner of Southwest 34th Street and the I-35 Service Road in Moore, Oklahoma.

Moore Police Officers who responded to the scene say the worker was part of a crew clearing a trench at the site when a backhoe’s bucket struck him. The impact was forceful enough to crush the victim’s legs. Rescue crews rushed him to a local hospital to receive treatment.

Investigators say they are still looking into the cause of the accident and whether or not it could have been prevented.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics found that the construction industry was the second deadliest line of work during 2011, accounting for a total of 721 work-related deaths. Almost 9 out of every 100,000 construction workers sustain a serious injury in Oklahoma construction accidents.

The Oklahoma City Personal Injury Lawyers with J. Colbert Injury Lawyers understand the dangers construction workers face on the job and are here to answer any questions you may have about your legal rights if you have been hurt in an construction accident through no fault of your own.

Oklahoma City Construction Worker Killed in Accident

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A 43-year-old Oklahoma City construction worker was recently killed in a work-related accident. The Oklahoman reports the accident happened on Aug. 24 at around 3:30 p.m. at a construction site at the Old Interstate 40 near Bricktown.

The victim was hired to tear apart the interstate overpass as part of a crew working for Tulsa-based Sherwood Construction Co. Witnesses state the man was helping to move a large steel beam when a chain snapped and dropped the beam, slinging the arm of a backhoe directly into the victim. The worker died as a result of the accident.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration launched an investigation into the Oklahoma Construction Accident and will release its findings and information about any fines that are attached to the accident upon its completion.

In the meantime, the Bureau of Labor Statistics says that the construction industry has one of the highest rates of injury and death for its employees in the country, with accidents involving workers being crushed being one of the top four causes of worker injury.

That is why the Oklahoma Personal Injury Lawyers with J. Colbert Injury Lawyers would encourage anyone who has been hurt or lost a loved one due to an Oklahoma construction accident to contact an attorney to discuss your legal rights.

Oklahoma Construction Worker Injured By Passing Vehicle

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction workers have the most dangerous job in the United States. This is due to the fact that the industry accounts for more fatal accidents than any other. In 2010 alone, 193 fatal construction accidents occurred.

An Oklahoma construction worker was recently injured in Moore, Oklahoma, after being struck by a vehicle on a job site. A report by KOCO News says the accident happened around 11:00 a.m. Monday at Northwest 5th Street and North Telephone Road.

Witnesses and co-workers of the victim say a white Jaguar sedan pulled into a blocked off section of 5th Street where construction was taking place. When workers told the man he would have to move the car, he became agitated, began cursing, and slammed his foot on the gas pedal. When he accelerated the vehicle and attempted to make a U-turn, he collided with a nearby worker and ran him over. The driver then fled the scene.

The injured worker was taken to a local hospital to be treated for injuries to his arms and legs, and he also complained of head pain.

The driver turned himself into police a short time later and now faces charges of hit-and-run connected to the case.

The Oklahoma Construction Accident Lawyers with J. Colbert Injury Lawyers would like to wish the worker injured in this senseless accident a speedy and full recovery from his injuries.