Austin Man Dies in Construction Accident
An Austin, Texas construction worker who died after falling from a platform last week has been identified as Jeremy Fuller Brugman, 26.
About the Austin Construction Site Death
- The Austin American-Statesman reports that Mr. Brugman was working at a construction site near Lake Travis and RM 620 in Travis County when he fell 20 feet from an elevated platform.
- Witnesses say he was working on the frame of a luxury, hillside home when he reached for something and lost his balance.
- Cause of death was determined to be blunt force trauma suffered during the fall.
- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the accident.
Workplace Injury Statistics
- According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. experienced 4,383 work related deaths in 2012.
- Construction saw the most fatalities, reporting 775 deaths for the year.
- Despite a decline in the number of work related deaths reported nationwide since 2011, the Houston Chronicle reported 23 percent increase for Texas with 258 work related deaths recorded for 2012.
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