Questions Remain in Kentucky Construction Accident
Details of the Fatal Construction Accident
According to LEX 18 News, Brandon Cloud, 23, of Harlan County was killed and his co-worker, Wade Massingale, was gravely injured in a construction accident last Monday.
Cloud and Massingale were working as civilian contractors at the Frankfort facility when the incident occurred. According to a spokesperson for the Kentucky National Guard, a snorkel boom lift being used to install siding on an aircraft hangar collapsed.
The families of the two workers are still waiting for answers as officials continue with their investigation.
Construction Accident Statistics
The following information was provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA):
- 4,585 workers were killed on the job in 2013 – an average of 88 deaths a week or more than 12 deaths every day.
- 4,101 of those deaths occurred in 2013 with 828 deaths attributed to construction incidents.
- The leading causes of death in the construction industry include:
- Struck by object