2 Men Killed in Industrial Accident at Construction Site
Police in Howard County are investigating an accident that reportedly occurred at a construction site in Ellicott City.
Emergency responders from the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services and the Howard County Police Department were dispatched at about 7:45 a.m. August 15 to the 9100 block of Father’s Legacy, where the construction site was located. The two workers killed in the accident were a 31-year-old man from Silver Spring and a 31-year-old man from Hyattsville. They had been working in the bucket of a lift machine when it suddenly tipped on its side, throwing them from the machinery and sending them falling to the ground.
Police officers arrived at the scene and found both men suffering from severe injuries and lying on the ground. They were immediately transported to Howard County General Hospital, but they died a short time later.
The men were both employees of Brothers Construction Framing, Inc. Investigators were initially uncertain what caused the lift machine to tip over. There were no signs of foul play, although the police department and the Maryland division of the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) are continuing to examine the details of the accident.
Workplace injury liability
Employers may be considered liable for workplace accidents if their negligence contributed to unsafe working conditions. If, for example, a piece of machinery has not been properly maintained or workers have not been not given the proper training or safety equipment to complete a job, the employer could be responsible for any injuries or deaths that occur as a result.
To learn more about proving liability after a serious workplace accident in the La Plata area, contact the experienced La Plata personal injury lawyers at Mudd, Mudd & Fitzgerald, P.A.