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Construction Worker Killed by Falling Tree

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Jonathan Hernandez2 years ago

A construction worker in Maryland was killed by a falling tree on Thursday.

Details about the Fatal Construction Accident

Multiple sources are reporting that local authorities have not yet been able to successfully identify a construction worker who was killed on Thursday afternoon after he was hit by a falling tree at a Temple Hills construction site.

Spokesman Mark Brady, of the Prince George Fire Department said via Twitter that the accident happened on the 5000 block of Yorkville Road on Thursday.

Work crews were reportedly removing trees at the construction site when one of the trees fell down and fatally struck the man.

The construction worker was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, according to the Prince George County Police Department, which is currently investigating the circumstances of the accident.

The identity of the victim has not been released by the authorities, nor has any other information.

Important Information about Construction Accidents

EHS Today reports that there are four main types of accidents that lead to wrongful deaths in the construction industry every year:

  • Eliminating the “fatal four” most deadly construction accidents every year could eliminate up to 435 construction worker deaths every year.
  • 19.5 percent of all construction worker deaths between the years of 2002-2012 were from the construction industry.
  • Specialty trade constructors (foundations, structures, concrete) were the area of construction where the most fatalities happened. 


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