Posted On: June 27, 2009 by Steven J. Malman

Construction Accident at Airport Injures Five Workers

Five construction workers got hurt in a construction accident at the McCarran International Airport. They were working on the international terminal project when the work accident happened.

According to an airport official, a horizontal structure made of reinforced steel rods fell around the men. Workers that were not involved in the construction accident used cranes to remove the fallen structure to free the workers. One man was treated for a punctured lung. All five workers are employed by Pacific Coast Steel.

Just this February, a worker employed by a paving company died at this construction site.

Construction Accidents
Construction work continues to be a dangerous line of employment for its workers. This is why the parties involved with running a site and the people in charge of overseeing construction workers must ensure that the proper safety measures are in place.

Earlier this month, in Austin, Texas, construction workers went to City Hall to demand better working conditions. They brought with them 142 pairs of work boots to represent the 142 workers killed in Texas construction accidents in 2007. More construction workers were killed in Texas that year than in any other state. The workers' call for change came three days after three construction workers died. They sustained fatal fall injures when a scaffold collapsed outside a high-rise building that was under construction.

Two of the men fell at least 11 stories to the ground. A third worker fell a few stories before landing on a parking garage roof. He was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead a few hours later.

Chicago Construction Accidents
Our Chicago construction accident law firm knows how to identify the parties that are liable for causing an Illinois construction accident. We also can make sure that you receive all of the workers’ compensation benefits that you are owed.

5 hurt in Las Vegas airport construction accident, MercuryNews/AP, June 23, 2009

Austin Workers Call For Better Conditions After Deadly Construction Accident, KeyeTV.com, June 16, 2009


3 construction workers killed in scaffold plunge, Statesman.com, June 11, 2009

Contact Chicago construction accident lawyer Steve Malman today.

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