A worker on the construction site on the southeast end of the Northwestern University campus was killed on the job by a falling beam yesterday morning.
The Construction industry is a potentially high hazard, dangerous industry for those who work in it. The severe consequences from construction accidents can make life very difficult on the survivors or families of those lost as a result of such accidents, especially when the accident was caused by the carelessness of another negligent party. In construction, falls are the most frequent cause of fatalities at construction sites and annually account for one of every three construction-related deaths. In this case it was a beam that fell on the worker that caused his death.
Issues of safety are always a big concern at construction sites.
The Jasmer Law Firm has handled construction accident cases since 1996, including those that were the result of unsafe construction sites due to the construction company and building owners putting cost savings ahead of worker protection. On far too many occasions, OSHA and The Department of Building laws and regulations are overlooked or completely disobeyed. This leads to unsafe work sites where innocent, hard working laborers suffer debilitating and permanent injuries from ladder and scaffold collapses to being struck and killed by falling debris, such as a beam in this case.
If you or a loved one work in the construction industry in the Chicagoland area and are injured or worse, contact The Jasmer Law Firm, conveniently located in downtown Chicago.
For more information on this incident, go to: http://www.suntimes.com/20152633-761/construction-worker-killed-by-falling-beam-at-northwestern-university.html