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Worker Seriously Injured in Miami Beach Building Collapse

A worker was seriously injured Monday morning when a building set for demolition collapsed in Miami Beach.

Details of the Building Collapse

According to ABC Local 10, the building had a demolition permit but not an implosion permit. The latter is required for demotions in which structures are brought down rapidly by controlled explosions. However, something happened during the controlled demolition that brought the entire building down in one fell swoop.

Authorities say debris from the former Marlborough House condominium building filled the 5700 block of Collins Avenue, and police shut down nearby streets for blocks.

Authorities stated that only one person was hurt during the explosion, 46-year-old Samuel Landis. Landis was rushed to the Jackson Memorial Hospital where he is listed in critical condition.

Witnesses said a piece of debris struck Landis just below the chest, causing him to be thrown back several feet. A witness described the piece of debris as being the size of a car.

Miami Beach Fire Rescue Chief Virgil Fernandez said Allied Bean Demolition, the construction company involved, did a roll call on its employees and everyone has been accounted for. A spokesperson for Allied Bean Demolition said the company is cooperating with the investigation.

Developers had planned to demolish the Marlborough House, built in 1961, to make way for a new 19-story residential tower on the ocean-front property.

Construction Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA):

  • 4,836 workers were killed on the job in 2015. This averages to more than 93 deaths a week or more than 13 deaths every day.
  • Of the 4,379 worker fatalities that occurred in private industry, 937 were associated with construction.
  • The leading causes of construction-related deaths are:
    • Falls
    • Struck by object
    • Electrocutions
    • Caught-In/Between

Contact an Experienced Construction Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one sustained a serious injury in a construction accident, contact Thomas J. Henry. Accidents that occur on construction sites can cause severe, life-altering injuries, causing physical, emotional, and financial pain. Our experienced construction injury attorneys work diligently to make sure our clients are comfortable and informed throughout the entire process. At Thomas J. Henry, we have a record of achieving real results for our clients.

Let us assist you with your construction accident injury. Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan Antonio, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Call us today for a free case review.

 

Third Worker Dies Weeks After Hospital Explosion in Texas

Two people with their hands placed on a casket at a funeral.

A third worker has died after being injured in an explosion last month at a hospital in Central Texas.

Details of the Fatal Explosion

Reports indicate that on Sunday, 30-year-old Wilber Dimas died from injuries sustained in an explosion at a central Texas hospital on June 26, 2018.

Dimas and two others, who also died, had been completing construction work at Coryell Memorial Hospital in Gatesville, Texas when the explosion occurred. A dozen other workers were also hurt in the blast, with most suffering burn injuries.

On July 1, the Gatesville police stated that the cause of the explosion had yet to be determined. However, an initial investigation indicated a construction-related incident resulted in a natural gas explosion.

On the Job Injury Statistics

The following information was provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA):

  • 5,190 work-related deaths were recorded in 2016, marking an average of more than 99 deaths a week or more than 14 deaths every day.
  • Of the 4,693 fatalities recorded in the private industry, 991 or 21.1 percent occurred in construction.
  • Among the leading causes of work-related deaths were:
    • Falls
    • Transportation accidents
    • Struck-by object
    • Electrocution
    • Caught-in/between

Contact an Experienced Work Injury Attorney

If you or a loved one were injured on the job, contact Thomas J. Henry. Workplace accident victims deserve quality, dynamic representation from attorneys with the experience and legal resources to properly develop their case. Oftentimes, workplace injuries are severe and debilitating and put individuals out of work for an extended period of time.

Our work accident lawyers will take immediate action on your case and make sure you are comfortable and informed throughout the entire legal process. Contact us today for a free case review. Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan AntonioAustin, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide.

Disney Worker Injured, Cast Member Killed in Separate Accidents

One Disney employee was killed and another was injured as a result of two separate industrial accidents that occurred at Walt Disney World on Monday.

Disney Cast Member Fatally Struck by Utility Vehicle

According to FOX News, the first accident occurred around 9:00 am and claimed the life of cast member Juan Alberto Ojeda, 34.

Early reports suggest Ojeda was fatally injured when he became trapped under a utility vehicle that hopped a curb at 1153 Century Drive, where the Pop Century Resort is located, and landed on top of him.

Ojeda told witnesses that he could not breath before falling unconscious. Paramedics pronounced Ojeda dead at the scene.

OSHA announced that they have initiated an investigation of the incident.

Second Disney Employee Injured in Industrial Accident

The second Disney employee was injured after falling at the park’s Animal Kingdom Lodge at around 10:20 pm.

The extent of the employee’s injuries was not immediately available, though they were said to be non-life-threatening.

The worker is recovering at Orlando Regional Medical Center.

On the Job Injury Statistics

The following information was provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA):

  • 5,190 work-related deaths were recorded in 2016, marking an average of more than 99 deaths a week or more than 14 deaths every day.
  • Of the 4,693 fatalities recorded in the private industry, 991 or 21.1 percent occurred in construction.
  • Among the leading causes of work-related deaths were:
    • Falls
    • Transportation accidents
    • Struck-by object
    • Electrocution
    • Caught-in/between

Contact an Experienced Work Injury Attorney

If you or a loved one were injured on the job, contact Thomas J. Henry. Workplace accident victims deserve quality, dynamic representation from attorneys with the experience and legal resources to properly develop their case. Oftentimes, workplace injuries are severe and debilitating and put individuals out of work for an extended period of time.

Our work accident lawyers will take immediate action on your case and make sure you are comfortable and informed throughout the entire legal process. Contact us today for a free case review. Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan AntonioAustin, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide.

1 Dead, 15 Injured in Texas Hospital Explosion

One person is confirmed dead and at least 15 others are injured following an explosion at Coryell Memorial Hospital in Gatesville, Texas on Tuesday afternoon. All those involved were construction workers working on a $42 million expansion project.

About the Gatesville Hospital Explosion

According KXXV, officials have identified the decedent as 43-year-old Michael Bruggman, of Rogers. Bruggman and all the other injured workers worked with Lochridge-Priest.

Nine of the injured victims were transported to Baylor Scott and White in Temple, with a majority of them being transferred to facilities in Austin and San Antonio. Four patients were received by Hillcrest.

One patient sustained severe burns and crush injuries to his head and chest. He is listed in extreme condition. Six others had injuries to their face and were intubated upon arrival to the hospital.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating the explosion. The general contractor for the project, Adolfson & Peterson, has announced that they are fully cooperating with the agencies involved.

Within five minutes of the explosion, all the patients, staff, and visitors of Coryell Memorial Hospital had been evacuated. A call center has been set up for families with questions.

Construction Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA):

  • 4,836 workers were killed on the job in 2015. This averages to more than 93 deaths a week or more than 13 deaths every day.
  • Of the 4,379 worker fatalities that occurred in private industry, 937 were associated with construction.
  • The leading causes of construction-related deaths are:
    • Falls
    • Struck by object
    • Electrocutions
    • Caught-In/Between

Contact an Experienced Construction Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one sustained a serious injury in a construction accident, contact Thomas J. Henry. Accidents that occur on construction sites can cause severe, life-altering injuries, causing physical, emotional, and financial pain. Our experienced construction injury attorneys work diligently to make sure our clients are comfortable and informed throughout the entire process. At Thomas J. Henry, we have a record of achieving real results for our clients.

Let us assist you with your construction accident injury. Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan Antonio, Austin, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Call us today for a free case review.

Three Workers Burned by Acid at Exxon Baton Rouge Complex

On Monday, three contract workers were burned by sulfuric acid while working at a chemical plant operated by ExxonMobil Corps in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Details of the Baton Rouge Industrial Accident

According to the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality spokesperson Gregory Langley, there was no off-site impact and the release of the acid was secured immediately. A spokeswoman for Exxon, Sarah Nordin, said in a statement that the three contract workers “were contacted with sulfuric acid during normal work activities” at the chemical plant.

Reuters reports that all three were initially treated at the chemical plant by Exxon emergency personnel. Two of the workers were transported to a local hospital for further evaluation. One had received first-aid treatment at a local clinic.

The Department of Environmental Quality and Exxon are investigating the release, details of which were not immediately available.

Safety Tips on Working with Sulfuric Acid

When handling pure sulfuric acid in a laboratory or industrial setting, or when using products that contain concentrated sulfuric acid, it’s important to prioritize safety precautions. The following protective equipment should be worn when using sulfuric acid:

  1. Respirator
  2. Long rubber gloves
  3. Boots
  4. Industrial apron
  5. Chemical safety goggles
  6. Face shield

It’s also a good idea to have access to an eye-flush station if using sulfuric acid at your workplace. Another important consideration when handling ths dangerous chemical is that it can react violently if it comes into contact with water.

Types of Exposure to Sulfuric Acid

Exposure to sulfuric acid can occur as skin/bodily contact, ingestion, or inhalation of vapors. Each type of exposure can pose serious hazards to your health and should be managed immediately and appropriately by a medical professional to minimize damage and health risks.

  • Skin Contact – If sulfuric acid comes into contact with your skin, immediately flush the affected area gently with lukewarm water for at least 30 uninterrupted minutes. Seek medical attention immediately.
  • Eye Contact – If sulfuric acid gets into your eyes, immediately flush the eye(s) with water for at least 30 minutes. Seek medical attention immediately.
  • Ingestion – If you ingest sulfuric acid, rinse your mouth immediately with water. Do not induce vomiting. Continually rinse your mouth with water and seek medical attention as soon as possible.
  • Inhalation – If you inhale sulfuric acid aerosols, seek fresh air and medical attention immediately.

20 Injured, Evacuation Advised After Wisconsin Refinery Explosion

At least 20 people were injured after an oil refinery explosion in Superior, Wisconsin. Authorities have asked anyone within a mile radius, or within 10 miles to the south, to evacuate the area.

About the Superior, Wisconsin Refinery Explosion

According to Time, a tank explosion occurred at the Husky oil refinery Thursday morning, resulting in a fire at the scene and about 20 injuries. At least six people were hospitalized following the incident.

Superior police said the fire was initially put, but reignited. Following the resignation, police began advising that anyone within a one-mile radius of the refinery, or within 10 miles due south of the refinery, evacuate for their own safety.

The cause of the tank explosion is still unclear and will be investigated once the scene is stable.

Construction Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA):

  • 5,190 workers were killed on the job in 2016. This averages to more than 99 deaths a week or more than 14 deaths every day.
  • Of the 4,693 worker fatalities that occurred in private industry, 991 were associated with construction.
  • The leading causes of construction-related deaths are:
    • Falls
    • Struck by object
    • Electrocutions
    • Caught-In/Between

Contact an Experienced Construction Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one sustained a serious injury in a construction accident, contact Thomas J. Henry. Accidents that occur on construction sites can cause severe, life-altering injuries, causing physical, emotional, and financial pain. Our experienced construction injury attorneys work diligently to make sure our clients are comfortable and informed throughout the entire process. At Thomas J. Henry, we have a record of achieving real results for our clients.

Let us assist you with your construction accident injury. Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan Antonio, Austin, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Call us today for a free case review.

Police Investigate Fatal Elevator Accident at Grove City Construction Site

Grove City authorities are investigating a fatal accident that left a construction worker dead.

Details of the Grove City Construction Accident

According to WSYX, police believe the construction worker may have fallen 10 feet before being crushed by an elevator at the Mount Carmel facility. He was rushed to a hospital where he later died.

Workers at the site were told to go home following the incident.

The man’s identity has not been released and OSHA is expected to investigate the scene.

Construction Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA):

  • 4,836 workers were killed on the job in 2015. This averages to more than 93 deaths a week or more than 13 deaths every day.
  • Of the 4,379 worker fatalities that occurred in private industry, 937 were associated with construction.
  • The leading causes of construction-related deaths are:
    • Falls
    • Struck by object
    • Electrocutions
    • Caught-In/Between

Contact an Experienced Construction Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one sustained a serious injury in a construction accident, contact Thomas J. Henry. Accidents that occur on construction sites can cause severe, life-altering injuries, causing physical, emotional, and financial pain. Our experienced construction injury attorneys work diligently to make sure our clients are comfortable and informed throughout the entire process. At Thomas J. Henry, we have a record of achieving real results for our clients.

Let us assist you with your construction accident injury. Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan Antonio, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Call us today for a free case review.

Federal Inspectors Investigate Fatal Boston Crane Accident

Federal investigators are working to determine the cause of a deadly crane accident that claimed the life of one worker at an Everett construction site.

Details of the Fatal Boston Crane Accident

According to the Boston Globe, a crane operator was fatally injured Tuesday afternoon while working at the construction site for the Wynn Boston Harbor resort and casino.

The victim, who has not been named, was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital around 2:45 pm Tuesday. He died Wednesday.

Reports indicate the man was employed as a subcontractor working under Boston-based lead contractor Suffolk Construction.

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has sent inspectors to investigate the site and gather information. Currently, the events leading up to the fatal incident have not been released.

Construction Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA):

  • 5,190 workers were killed on the job in 2016. This averages to more than 99 deaths a week or more than 14 deaths every day.
  • Of the 4,693 worker fatalities that occurred in private industry, 991 were associated with construction.
  • The leading causes of construction-related deaths are:
    • Falls
    • Struck by object
    • Electrocutions
    • Caught-In/Between

Contact an Experienced Construction Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one sustained a serious injury in a construction accident, contact Thomas J. Henry. Accidents that occur on construction sites can cause severe, life-altering injuries, causing physical, emotional, and financial pain. Our experienced construction injury attorneys work diligently to make sure our clients are comfortable and informed throughout the entire process. At Thomas J. Henry, we have a record of achieving real results for our clients.

Let us assist you with your construction accident injury. Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan Antonio, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Call us today for a free case review.

Construction Worker Killed in Las Vegas Forklift Accident

A construction worker was fatally injured Monday after being involved in a forklift accident in Las Vegas.

Details of the Fatal Las Vegas Construction Accident

According to KSNV, the accident occurred around 9:48 am near Sunset Road and South Grand Canyon Drive.

LVMPD responded to the accident but announced they will not being investigating the death. Instead, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will investigate the incident.

The victim’s identity has not been released.

Construction Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA):

  • 4,836 workers were killed on the job in 2015. This averages to more than 93 deaths a week or more than 13 deaths every day.
  • Of the 4,379 worker fatalities that occurred in private industry, 937 were associated with construction.
  • The leading causes of construction-related deaths are:
    • Falls
    • Struck by object
    • Electrocutions
    • Caught-In/Between

Contact an Experienced Construction Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one sustained a serious injury in a construction accident, contact Thomas J. Henry. Accidents that occur on construction sites can cause severe, life-altering injuries, causing physical, emotional, and financial pain. Our experienced construction injury attorneys work diligently to make sure our clients are comfortable and informed throughout the entire process. At Thomas J. Henry, we have a record of achieving real results for our clients.

Let us assist you with your construction accident injury. Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan Antonio, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Call us today for a free case review.

Two Workers Injured at Harvard Construction Site

Two construction workers were injured after falling from a structure being built for Harvard University in Boston’s Allston neighborhood.

Details of the Harvard Construction Accident

According to NECN, the accident occurred at 140 Western Ave. around 2:15 pm Wednesday.

Police say the workers were on scaffolding while working on the new Harvard Science and Engineer Complex when they fell roughly 40 feet from the structure’s fifth floor to the third floor. Boston Fire contacted Tech Rescue to retrieve the worker due to concerns of possible back and neck injuries.

Fortunately, both men were conscious and talking as they were taken to the hospital.

The accident remains under investigation.

Construction Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA):

  • 4,836 workers were killed on the job in 2015. This averages to more than 93 deaths a week or more than 13 deaths every day.
  • Of the 4,379 worker fatalities that occurred in private industry, 937 were associated with construction.
  • The leading causes of construction-related deaths are:
    • Falls
    • Struck by object
    • Electrocutions
    • Caught-In/Between

Contact an Experienced Construction Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one sustained a serious injury in a construction accident, contact Thomas J. Henry. Accidents that occur on construction sites can cause severe, life-altering injuries, causing physical, emotional, and financial pain. Our experienced construction injury attorneys work diligently to make sure our clients are comfortable and informed throughout the entire process. At Thomas J. Henry, we have a record of achieving real results for our clients.

Let us assist you with your construction accident injury. Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan Antonio, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Call us today for a free case review.

 

 

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