Two Men Injured at Laramie High School Construction Site
On June 4th, two men fell and are in unknown condition after being at Laramie High School when a construction site gave way.
Details about the Fall at Laramie High School
According to the Casper Star Tribune, on June 4th there was a construction-related collapse of a structure at Laramie High School. It injured two construction workers when they and several tons of steel were dropped 40 feet below.
Fire Department Company Officer Kevin Lam reported that the two men were transported to the hospital with fractures and internal injuries. The severity of their condition is currently unknown.
At the time the two men had been lifting steel beams into place when the structure they had been standing on gave way underneath them. Construction equipment was used to free one of men who had become pinned underneath the steel after the fall.
Haselden Construction claims on-site safety protocols were followed, and at the time of the fall the workers were wearing protective equipment.
Statistics about Work Place Accidents
Information below provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA):
- 828 worker fatalities were recorded in construction in 2013
- The leading causes of deaths on construction sites in 2013 were falls, being stuck by an object, electrocution, and caught-in/between objects
- Falls accounted for 302 out of 828 construction related deaths in 2013
- Fatal work injuries involving contractors accounted for 16 percent of all fatal work injuries in 2013
- Fall protection, construction is the number one frequently cited standard by OSHA in the year 2014