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Construction accident involving fall from heights proves fatal

On Behalf of | Oct 10, 2022 | Construction Workers Accidents

While performing project tasks at heights, most construction workers may be aware of how important it can be to practice proper safety techniques and use the necessary safety gear. However, this might not always be enough to prevent a fall from occurring and there may be other variables that could create a dangerous situation and place the lives of workers in New Jersey at significant risk. A 41-year-old man was killed during a recent construction accident after a tractor-trailer collided with a bucket truck and caused him to fall out of the bucket. 

Fatal incident 

Authorities say they responded to reports of a fall-related incident at a construction site at around 3:15 a.m. on a recent Friday. Reports indicate that a worker was performing tasks at heights from within a bucket lift when a nearby tractor-trailer suddenly collided with the truck. The impact reportedly caused him to fall out of the bucket to the ground below. 

Reports indicate that the man suffered fatal harm and was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities have advised that an investigation into the incident remains underway. Fall-related incidents continue to be a leading cause of injury and death in the construction industry, and even those who use the proper safety techniques while working at heights might not always find it possible to react to certain safety issues. 

Loss of a loved one 

Losing a loved one in a fatal construction accident can be a harrowing experience and the fallout of the incident may leave surviving loved ones facing various hardships in life. While the grieving process may ease with time, the financial ramifications involved could have a lingering effect on one’s life. Those who encounter similar issues might find it helpful to consult with an experienced attorney in New Jersey for advice on their available options and assistance in preparing to pursue the full amount of compensation possible through all applicable sources.