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Contract Worker Killed in Scaffolding Accident

Jonathan Hernandez7 months ago

A construction worker was killed when he fell off scaffolding in Washington.

Details about the Fatal Construction Accident

KIRO 7 News is reporting that the construction worker who was killed on Monday morning in an accident that happened in Issaquah has been identified as 46-year-old Phillip Ramsey, who worked for the Fairweather Masonry.

Police and other emergency crews confirm that the man was working on a brick façade when he fell off the apartment building project that was taking place at 7th Avenue and Gillman Boulevard. Ramsey was working for a subcontractor as a mason.

Recent inspections of some of the company’s worksites indicates that the latest inspection was done in March of this year at a construction site in On Elliot Avenue, which is in the Seattle area. Records indicate that at that site, a worker slipped 14 feet from the top of a ladder.

Important Information about On the Job Accidents

According to data from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, there are thousands of wrongful deaths of people involved in on-the-job accidents every year in the United States:

  • In 2014, there were a total of 4,679 workers who were killed in on the job accidents.
  • Fatal injuries involving contractors accounted for about 17 percent of all fatal work injuries in 2014.
  • There was an average of almost 90 on the job work fatalities per week in the United States.

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