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Man Injured In Austin Construction Accident

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Lucrecia Guerra3 years ago

A man working on the 21st floor at the Downtown Austin high-rise construction site was injured last Friday after something fell on top of him.

About the Downtown Austin Construction Accident

Details of the incident or limited, but KEYE-TV reports the worker, identified as a male in his 30s, was working at a construction site located at the intersection of 3rd and Colorado Street when an unidentified object fell, landing on the man.

He sustained traumatic injuries and was taken to University Medical Center Brackenridge while receiving CPR. The man’s condition was not released.

Reports indicate the man was wearing a hard helmet at the time the accident. Police and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSA) are investigating the incident.

Construction Fatality Statistics

Following information provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS):

  • 4,383 fatal on the job injuries were recorded in 2012, marking a slight decrease form the 4,693 work related deaths recorded in 2011.
  • 775 deaths were recorded in private construction – up 5 percent from 738 in 2011. 
  • In 2012, 18 percent of construction workers suffered a reportable injury. 
  • 12 percent of the labor injuries were caused by falling objects. 

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