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Worker Sustains Head Injury after 4-story Fall

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According to the Waco Tribune-Herald, a construction worker remains hospitalized after falling from a four story building at Baylor University and sustaining a major head injury.

OSHA Officials Investigating Incident

Jose Vicente Campuzano, 23, was working from the top of Martin Hall at Baylor University when he fell through a refuse chute, falling four stories and fracturing his skull. Campuzano was assisting with the removal of asbestos as part of a residential hall refurbishment project earlier this month, says the Waco Herald-Tribune.

Campuzano, who works for Northstar Demolition and Remediation Co., remains in the hospital after receiving surgery and a steel plate in his skull, according to his attorney.

An investigation is ongoing by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), reports the Waco Herald-Tribune, and if OSHA standard violations occurred, fines could be handed out to the construction company.

Important Construction Accident Statistics

According to OSHA, the “Fatal Four” leading causes of private sector worker deaths in the construction industry were:

  • Falls (39.9%)
  • Electrocution (8.2%)
  • Struck by object (8.1%)
  • Caught-in/between (4.3%)

Additionally, the most violated OSHA standard is fall protection.

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