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.