Construction worker killed in stairway accident
A construction worker was killed on the job at Sugar Camp Mine while installing a steel stairway. The worker was working at the mine as an employee of an independent construction company. According to the county coroner, the construction worker was working with heavy steel stairs when they came loose and hit him in the chest. He died on the scene.
Less than a year ago, another deadly accident occurred at the same mine. A worker was pouring concrete near an opening in the ground when he took a wrong step and fell 40 feet.
Construction work can be particularly risky when the appropriate safety measures are not taken to protect workers. If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a construction accident, you may have a rightful claim to workers’ compensation for your on-the-job injuries or wrongful death. For sound legal advice and assistance regarding your injury claim and workers’ compensation rights, contact the Raleigh workers’ compensation attorneys of Scudder & Hedrick, PLLC, today at 919-851-3311.