Man Hit and Killed by Forklift in North Houston

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 4-Jan-2012

A construction site accident in North Houston left one man dead, Wednesday morning, Houston Fire Department officials said.

According to reports, the man, whose identity has not yet been released, was hit by a forklift. He died at the scene of the Houston construction accident that occurred just after 11:20 a.m.

Authorities are still looking into the details of the accident and what led to the forklift accident and the death of the man.

Although fire department authorities have not revealed whether the fatality involved in the forklift accident was a construction employee or a bystander, construction site accidents are a common occurrence and often end with serious injuries or death.

As many as 1,000 people die every year from construction site accidents, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). More powerful and technologically advanced materials and equipment can pose additional risks because of the human error sometimes involved as well as the additional training necessary for proper operation.

Some common construction accidents that can be particularly dangerous for employees, bystanders and contractors alike may include:

  • Construction site falls
  • Crane accidents
  • Welding injuries
  • Electrocution
  • Trench collapse injury
  • Forklift injuries
  • Roof falls
  • Scaffolding falls
  • Elevator shaft falls
  • Falls from uneven surfaces and holes on site
  • Falling objects
  • Fire and explosion
  • Defective or faulty construction equipment, including hoists, derricks and other tools

If you or someone you love has been seriously injured or killed in a construction site accident or forklift accident, call our workplace injury lawyers in San Antonio, Austin, Killeen and statewide Texas at 888-335-7492, contact our construction accident attorneys online or visit one of the 11 office locations for our personal injury attorneys in Texas for a free consultation today.

Our experienced lawyers, professional medical consultants, private investigators and caring staff will help you uncover answers to some of the questions surrounding your accident or the construction fatality of a loved one while seeking just compensation for your injuries and loss. We care. We can help.


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