Posted On: December 29, 2009 by Kirk Bernard

Washington Fatal Construction Accident

A construction worker was killed at a work site on Guemes Island, according to a KIRO TV news report. The accident reportedly occurred when an 1,800-square-foot home fell off its foundation and crushed one of the workers to death. Six workers were lowering the house in order to comply with building codes, when the house slipped. Five of the workers apparently, were able to escape, but one worker was killed after being trapped and crushed by pieces of the structure.

A majority of construction accidents are caused by falling objects. Many of these involve catastrophic injuries or death because of the nature of such accidents. However, the sad truth is that most of these accidents are entirely preventable. The big question in such cases is whether the construction company or contractor was following all federal and state construction safety standards. In this case, were all the workers trained to perform the job they were doing? Did they follow all safety procedures? Were they being properly supervised? Was this accident the result of someone else's negligence or a defective product?

If it is determined that negligence on the part of another individual or party caused this fatal construction accident, then, the deceased worker's family can file a wrongful death claim against the negligent party to claim compensation for losses including, funeral expenses, lost earnings, loss of companionship and other related damages.

If someone else's negligence caused your serious construction accident injuries, please contact the skilled Seattle personal injury lawyers at The Bernard Law Group. Please call us at 1-800-418-8282 or e-mail us at info@bernardlawgroup.com. We can also send you our FREE informational brochure about Washington construction accident cases, which has useful educational information that will help you understand your legal rights and options. Get in touch with Kirk Bernard and his aggressive legal team today.

Source article: http://www.kirotv.com/news/21951511/detail.html