Residents in Wisconsin who are either themselves employed in the construction field or who have family members that work in construction jobs know that dangers abound on jobsites every day. However, also prevalent are strong laws that require construction companies and other employers to provide to their workers robust safety training, properly maintained and operating equipment and clear procedures to be followed in order to keep people safe while on the job.
While it may be good to know that workers' compensation may be available in the event that an accident does occur, the preferred situation is for a person to not need to make such a claim. Sadly, the family of one man may well be seeking some form of compensation today. The man was employed by a masonry company and was said to be working on a construction site when he was killed in a work-related accident.
As reported by NBC26, the man was only 22 years old. He was working next to a wall and was pouring concrete at the time of his death. Reports suggest he became stuck between the wall and some equipment although it is unknown what piece of equipment that was. Also unknown is whether or not that equipment may have malfunctioned or if any safety violations may have contributed to the incident.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is said to be launching an investigation into the fatal accident. Family members mourning the loss of a loved one may find talking with a lawyer helpful at these times.