Construction Worker Dies while Repairing Water Main

A construction worker was buried alive in mud when a trench collapsed on top of him in northwest Harris County on Thursday night. Workers were repairing a broken water main under Logenbaugh at Oakfield Glen around 10:15 p.m. Credit: MTA PhotosConstruction workers dug a trench about 15 to 20 feet deep, but the walls had apparently not been properly reinforced. As a result of the improper shoring of the trench, wet mud and dirt fell in on two of the workers who were at the bottom of the trench. One of the men was able to get out of the trench. The other worker, however, was trapped beneath the loose dirt and mud, leaving him completely buried. Emergency crews spent several hours attempting to dig the man. In order to do it safely, the walls first needed to be secured rather than risking more lives. By the time that rescuers finally reached the trapped worker, he was pronounced dead at the scene. Neither the name of the victim or that of the construction company involved has been released. The accident is currently under investigation. t is an unfortunate fact that thousands of workers are hurt on the job every year. On the job accidents can be serious or even fatal. Some workplace accidents can leave a person temporarily or permanently disabled. Workman’s compensation can offer some relief, but it may not be enough. If you or a loved one loses use of a limb or even loses their life, what will happen to you and your family? How will medical or long term therapy costs be paid? How will funeral expenses be met if you or a loved one loses their life on the job? After the accident, you deserve some peace of mind that those liable will be held accountable. Before you sign anything from an insurance company, you need an experienced attorney in the Houston area that will diligently fight for you. When you call, we will match you with one of our lawyers who will give you a free, no obligation legal analysis. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call us today.

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