Posted On: November 5, 2010 by Steven J. Malman

Recent Construction Accidents Lead to Fatalities

There have been at least three construction accident deaths in the US this week. To our Chicago construction accident law firm, these tragic incidents are a harsh reminder of the dangers that can arise from working at a construction job, as well as of the importance of exploring your legal options against potentially liable third parties. Also, the sooner you file your Illinois workers’ compensation claim, the better.

On Monday, construction worker Dirk Vamoorot died at a job site when a large concrete barrier fell off another barrier and landed on him. Vamoorot was 65.

In an unrelated construction accident, another worker died at a work site when a concrete slab landed on him during a trench collapse. Another worker who was also involved in the construction accident sustained minor injuries.

Also this week, a roofing company executive died when the roof he was standing on collapsed at a school construction site. Kevin J. Sensenig, the vice president of f R.L. Sensenig Co., had gone onto the roof so that he could better demonstrate to his workers what needed to be done. Unfortunately the roof collapsed and Sensenig, who was not using a safety harness, plunged some 50 feet before landing on the concrete. Another worker, who got caught in the rubble, sustained minor injuries.

Illinois Construction Accidents
Determining who is at fault in causing a Chicago construction accident can be tough—especially when there are multiple parties involved with the project. Owners, contractors, engineers, subcontractors, managers, product manufacturers, and others may be liable for your Cook County, Illinois construction accident injuries.


Man killed in roof collapse at Hill School, The Philadelphia Inquirer, November 2, 2010

Man killed in trench by concrete slab, Connecticut Post, November 1, 2010

Valley Center man dies in construction accident, Sign on San Diego, November 1, 2010


Related Web Resources:
Construction Accidents, Chicago Workers Compensation Lawyer Blog

Construction Accidents, Chicago Injury Attorney Blog

Illinois Workers' Compensation Act
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Our Chicago construction accident lawyers and our Illinois workers’ compensation attorneys represent clients in Cook County, DuPage County, Lake County, and Will County, Illinois.

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