Construction Accident in College Station Claims Life of Worker

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 30-May-2013

A construction accident in College Station claimed the life of a worker, who was at a site near Hwy 47 on Wednesday afternoon.

Authorities identified the injured construction worker as 49-year-old Armando Gonzales, who was employed by Elliot Construction.

According to reports, Gonzales was at a construction site waste water lift station for a project being completed for the Texas A&M Health and Science Center.

Accounts noted that Gonzales was killed in the College Station construction accident when shoring panels, which weighed as much as 1,500 pounds, pinned him in a hole on the site. The panels were, reportedly, holding the project up when they shifted and pinned the construction worker.

No other workers were reportedly injured in the Brazos Valley construction accident.

Construction work can often include dangerous work and risks. But despite some of the risks associated with heavy duty equipment, high levels and complex operations, proper training, maintenance and standards in place can help protect many workers from issues, injuries and wrongful death. Some of the most common types of construction accidents posing injury and death, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), include:

  • Fall Accidents
  • Electrocution Injuries and Death
  • Being Struck by an Object or Equipment
  • Being Pinned or Caught Between Equipment or Machinery

By offering protection from falls, communicating clear standards and procedures, up-keeping and maintaining equipment and offering adequate respiratory and other protection, employers and leaders within a construction company can help safeguard many workers and bystanders from serious injury and death tied to construction incidents.

Our team of personal injury attorneys in San Antonio, Bryan, Austin and across the state have access to some of the best investigative tools available, helping us offer vital information and details related to our clients’ construction accident injuries or the construction wrongful death of a loved one. Don’t wait until information and evidence dissipates, call our construction accident lawyers in San Antonio and across the state for a free consultation today. We care. We can help.

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