Two Construction Workers Killed by Falling Generator
Two construction workers in New Jersey died after a 5-ton generator fell from a crane and struck them.
Details about the Construction Accident
According to Mayor Ronald Francioli from Hanover, a strap on the crane that was lowering the generator at a fire house that was under construction snapped on Thursday morning.
Executive Captain Richard Rose of the Morris County prosecutor’s office says that one of the workers died at the scene and the second worker later died at the hospital. According to the mayor, one of the men suffered a collapsed lung, multiple broken ribs, and leg injuries.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), an inspector has been sent to the scene of the work accident in order to investigate the fatal incident.
A spokesman from the county prosecutor’s office also indicated that the accident in under investigation.
Important Information about Construction Accidents
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA):
- 4,679 workers were killed on the job in 2014.
- The majority of accident happen due to four main factors: falls, electrocution, being hit by an object, or being in/between an object
- In 2014, there was an average of about 13 on-the-job deaths per day in the United States.