Posted On: January 11, 2011 by Steven J. Malman

Illinois Construction Accident Kills Stonefort Worker

A 51-year-old construction worker was pronounced dead at the scene when became trapped under at least a foot of drying concrete. Zane A. Martin was working with other crew members to widen a portion of Illinois 146 when a section of the work zone collapsed. At the time, the team was installing a box culvert.

In other recent Illinois construction accident news, a worker is suing a subcontractor for his injuries. Andre S. Spencer is seeking over $50,000 in lost income, medical expenses, and court fees from Bam Contracting. Spencer was working as a cement finisher foreman for Johnson Contracting in East St. Louis last October when he says he was struck by an aluminum ladder that fell after one of the defendant’s employees left it unsecured.

Our Chicago construction accident lawyers would like to remind you that it is important to file your Illinois workers’ compensation claim with your employer as soon as possible after an injury. You also should start exploring your legal options rights away to determine whether you have grounds for an Illinois construction accident case against third parties who were involved in the incident.

Elsewhere in the US, a 52-year-old worker was killed in a construction accident at a demolition site when part of a concrete wall fell on him. At the time, William Abst was cutting rebar. Another worker, 61-year-old carpenter Joe Pike, died from injuries he sustained in a fall accident at a Harding University construction accident site. Pike was helping prepare a building for a heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning system when he dropped from the roof to the second floor.

Stonefort man victim in fatal construction accident, The Southern, December 22, 2010

Arkansas carpenter dies after accident at Harding University construction site, KSPR, January 7, 2011

Fountain City man killed in construction accident, PierceCountyHerald, January 5, 2011

Worker struck by ladder sues Bam Contracting, Madison Record, January 5, 2011

Alexander County, Illinois coroner identifies construction accident victim, WPSDLocal6, December 21, 2010

Related Web Resources:
Construction Accidents Overview, Justia

US Department of Labor

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