Houston Worker Injured in Construction Accident
A man had to be rescued from a Galleria area rooftop Monday morning after being impaled by a fragmented piece of a saw blade.
About the Houston Construction Accident
According to Click2Houston.com, the worker was putting a new facade on a building in Houston’s Galleria area when a Universal Saw blade shattered. A piece of the shattered blade became lodged in the worker’s chest.
Paramedics secured the victim in a stoke basket and lifted him from the roof using an HFD ladder truck. The worker was in and out of consciousness.
The accident occurred in the 1900 block of Fountainview at Inwood Drive.
Construction Accident Statistics
The Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) states:
- Fatal work injuries in the private construction sector increased 5 percent from 2011 to 2012. This is the first increase in construction deaths since 2006.
- The construction industry accounted for the highest number of fatal work injuries in 2012.
- 4,383 fatal occupational injuries were reported in 2012.