Worker Dead after Virginia Beach Construction Site Accident
The Virginia Occupational Safety and Health Program is investigating a Virginia Beach construction accident that left one worker dead.
About the Fatal Construction Accident
According to WAVY-TV, the police received a report of a worker pinned at a Virginia Beach worksite around 8:15 a.m. Wednesday.
Early reports stated that the construction worker, Antonio Reid, 49, had been struck with a piece of heavy equipment resulting in death.
Battalion Chief Amy Valdez with the Virginia Beach Fire Department partially confirmed these reports, acknowledging that Reid was in cardiac arrest due to significant trauma.
Bystanders at the scene attempted CPR until emergency crews arrived, but the crews were unable to revive Reid. At 8:30, Reid was pronounced dead at the scene by an E.R. doctor.
Workplace Accident Statistics
- Preliminary statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics recorded a total of 4,383 fatal work injuries in 2012 – a 7 percent decrease from 2011.
- However, Texas did not follow this national trend. Instead, Texas experienced a 23 percent jump in the number of fatal work related injuries, recording 258 deaths for the year, according to the San Antonio Express-News.
- Fatal injuries involving contractors account for approximately 12 percent of annual work related deaths.
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