Posted On: November 20, 2009 by Steven J. Malman

At Least 5 Construction Accident Deaths Reported in the Last 10 Days

A 27-year-old construction worker died on Tuesday after an embankment at the site he was working at collapsed on him. According to police Gabe Koenigsfeld was unloading wall forms when he was buried in dirt and sand.

The other workers dug him out in about four minutes but he was not breathing or responsive. Koenigsfeld was later pronounced dead. He and his wife were expecting their first child.

The following day, Jerry Pell, a 51-year-old worker, sustained fatal injuries when the Sky Trak that he was riding tipped over. Pell was in the forklift vehicle’s cage when the construction accident happened. He fell at least 20 feet, sustaining heavy neck and head trauma during his fall accident. He was working for David C. Bos Homes when the deadly work incident happened.

Last Friday, 27-year-old Matt Megginson died from injuries he sustained during a forklift accident. The construction worker reportedly lost control of the vehicle, which overturned and pinned him.

That same day, construction worker John Borovicka died in another forklift accident at a construction site on the Quinnipiac University campus. The 58-year-old was fatally injured when a forklift that was moving in reverse struck him.

On November 11, a 35-year-old construction worker died during an aerial lift accident. Ryan Goodman and Shane Wagener, 30, were riding a lift basket when the lift tipped over. The two men were some 50 feet off the ground when the work accident happened. Wagener was seriously injured.

Illinois Workers’ Compensation
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SLT man dies after construction accident, GrandHaven Tribune, November 19, 2009

SD construction accident victim identified, Chicago Tribune, November 18, 2009

Forklift kills worker at Burris Logistics, Justice News Flash, November 18, 2009

Man Dies In Construction Accident At Quinnipiac University,, November 14, 2009

O&G worker killed in freak accident, The Register Citizen, November 13, 2009

Fatal construction accident at arts center is under investigation, The Kansas Star, November 11, 2009

Related Web Resources:
Construction Accidents, Justia

US Department of Labor

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