Man Falls 10 Stories Down Elevator Shaft
A construction worker has fallen 10 stories down an elevator shaft to his death at a construction site on Thursday in southwest Houston. According to the Houston Fire Department, the incident happened at 2800 Weslayan near W. Alabama where a new building was under construction. CF Jordan Construction is building a 35-story residential tower at the address. HFD responded to the call, but the man was already dead when emergency crews arrived at the scene. The construction worker’s employer was a subcontractor. Federal OSHA agents who are also at the scene will conduct an investigation in order to determine the cause of the accident. The victim’s identity has not yet been released, pending notification of his family. He has only been described only as a Hispanic man. In our day to day lives, no one ever thinks about having an accident at work. Certain jobs definitely have higher risks than other jobs do. Even when a company and their employees take every precaution possible and making accident prevention and safety a priority, accidents on the job can happen. If you or a loved one has been injured in an on the job accident, or worse, recovery after the event can be difficult and frustrating. Medical expenses, time off the job to recover and lost income can difficult enough, and having to deal with insurance companies can add to the stress. Before you sign a statement or anything having to do with insurance claims for a workplace accident, you need experienced advice from an attorney who specializes in accident law. Our lawyers have many years of experience dealing with personal and bodily injury case in the Texas courts. They will discuss your case with you at length and help you decide what the best course of action to take is. An experienced accident attorney can make all the difference to you in cases that involve either an on the job accident or accidental death on the job. The attorney assigned for your specific case is also there to serve as your point of contact for all communications in dealing both with the insurance companies or any other interests involved. We will negotiate the largest possible settlement for you and your loved ones. We have been instrumental in getting our clients in the Houston area all of the compensation that they are rightfully entitled to. Give us a call with the details of your case and we will outline with you the best possible solution to meet your specific needs. Your initial consultation with our attorneys is both confidential and free of charge.