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A construction worker's fatal fall

On Dec. 3, a fatal incident was reported in Texas that indicated that a 25-year-old construction worker lost his life when he fell from a construction site on the north side of the A & M University Kyle Field. The A& M University Kyle Field is the main ground for the university's football games and is going through a reconstruction process.

Although investigation about the incident is being conducted by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration department, the university police department, and the Manhattan-Vaughan Construction Company, no additional information has been released regarding the factors that could have caused the construction worker's sudden fall.

Despite the injuries sustained by several workers who were working at the same construction site five months prior to this young man's death, no precautionary safety measures were reported as having been implemented in an effort to prevent future injuries. Condolences were sent out to the deceased construction worker's family by the university system chancellor. The university president also sent condolences to the worker's family on behalf of the school.

Work-related injuries can happen unexpectedly in Houston, TX, whether on the property of a worker's place of employment or while working at another designated location such as Harrison, TX. Although safety initiatives may be implemented to protect workers at one company, many workers can acquire an injury while working for a company that has not implemented safety initiatives for their employees. When an employee has died because of an work-related accident, the victim's family members can file a wrongful death lawsuit against the employer with the help of a personal injury lawyer. By doing so, an opportunity to receive financial compensation for the loss of a loved one may be awarded.

Source: KBTX, "Kyle Field Worker Falls to His Death, OSHA Investigating", David Norris, December 03, 2013

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