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In recent years, the construction industry has been thriving in the greater Boston area. Construction in Boston, Quincy, and front-end-loader-opt-300x200Cambridge came in at a whopping $14.3 billion in 2018, up 20% from the previous year, according to a recent report.

As new construction sites pop up in the area, new hazards emerge, posing threats to workers and pedestrians passing by. Backover accidents are, particularly on the rise.  Backover accidents are crashes that occur when a driver reverses into and injures or kills a pedestrian. The pedestrian may be another construction worker or a nearby civilian.

Worksites utilizing heavy equipment increase the risks of back up maneuver accidents. Heavy equipment operators often cannot see what is happening behind them when they back up and drive in reverse. These workers sit high above the ground, impairing their ability to see what’s happening at ground level. They rely on spotters and other devices to ensure the vehicle’s enormous blind spots are accounted for.

In fact, statistics indicate that approximately 30% of construction accidents occur when vehicles and heavy machinery are backing up.  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates approximately 210 workers were struck by and killed from backing vehicles between 2011 and 2013, another 15,000 were injured.

In 2014, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) reviewed reports from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and found 443 construction accidents from 2003 to 2010 due to backover accidents on construction worksites. Continue reading

Man Has Died in Workplace Fall in Danvers
A man who fell from a ladder after being hit by equipment at Endicott Street has died.

This incident occurred in Danvers when a man was injured Tuesday morning when he fell from the ladder.

He was taken to Beverly Hospital where he later was pronounced dead.

Boston EMS Responds to Construction Worker Injury
On May 7 at around 10 in the morning, East Boston EMS responded to an Injury-1 call. They were en route to an accident where a construction worker was reported to have fallen from a four-story building.

This is all that is known about this accident at this time. The extent of the person’s injuries was not known. If we find out more, we will update this story.

When someone is working and they are injured because of negligence on the part of their employer, they can seek to hold the liable person accountable.

Construction Worker Falls Four Floors in East Boston
On May 7, a construction worker suffered serious injuries after he fell off a four-story building. This happened in East Boston.

Authorities say they responded to the scene at around 12:30 in the afternoon on Monday. The man was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital.

OSHA has been notified and is looking into the accident.

This is an update of the May 1st post. The victim in the Danvers industrial accident that left one man with critical injuries has been identified as 42-year-old Anthony Lyon. Though Lyon was alive when emergency personnel arrived, he was critically injured and his condition continued to decline while awaiting a medflight. At the time of reaching the Beverly Hospital, Lyon was unresponsive and unconscious, and he succumbed to his injuries shortly thereafter.


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On Thursday morning, an 81-year-old man died from injuries he suffered after a tree fell on him in Rowley. The man was helping a neighbor to cut down the tree when it collapsed on him. The accident occurred on Main Street shortly after 11 am. Though he was transported to a Boston hospital, the man did not survive his injuries


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A construction worker suffered a severe arm injury and had to be removed from the scaffolding by Springfield firefighters. Firefighters arrived on the scene around 11:30 am to find the man several stories up and brought in machinery to lower him down. He was transported by ambulance to the hospital.


The man is in stable condition and his injuries are not life-threatening


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January 2017 to March 1, 2018, saw an 11 year high in occupational death for the state of Massachusetts as more and more residents were injured and killed while on the job. According to a new report, construction work remains the most dangerous field, one that accounts for 33% of all job-related deaths. Transportation-related deaths continue to be a large contributor to death rates within the state and a majority of those correlate with seatbelt misuse.


While the death toll cannot be marginalized, these numbers are dwarfed by the number of non-fatal injuries and illnesses which reached more than 79,800 recordable incidents.


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Massachusetts state law is what controls the aspects of a wrongful death lawsuit that deals with who has the right to file the lawsuit in court. Typically, only Who Can File A Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Massachusetts New Bedfordimmediate family members of the victim have standing to sue the person or entity that caused the death. But the definition of immediate family is something a court may have to decide in today’s more flexible familial standards.

For the most part, it is simple to determine the immediate family that will seek such a claim. These would be a spouse, including domestic partners, and children of the deceased.

A partner who is not married or registered domestic partner, may have to file a special request to the court to get permission to file a wrongful death lawsuit. The same special permission may be required for step children or parents. If you fall within one of these classifications, the other side will challenge your right to collect in a wrongful death lawsuit. This is why it is important to hire experienced Massachusetts personal injury attorneys for your case.

If you have sustained an injury on a job site, you have choices as to what actions to undertake for compensation. Boston workplace accident attorney

The best way to make the best decision for your case is by consulting with an experienced workplace injury lawyer who can evaluate the details of your injury and help you fully understand your options.

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