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Salt Lake City, UT (May 09, 2022) – A construction worker plummeted 26 feet to his death in an industrial accident on Monday, May 9th according to the Salt Lake City Fire Department.

The Fire Captain confirmed the fatality, which took place at about 3:05 p.m. near 2200 West and 2300 North in Salt Lake City. 

The worker was pronounced dead at the scene.

Salt Lake City police were also dispatched to the scene to assist in the response.

The deceased was not immediately identified. 

No additional details, including the victim’s employer, and what caused the fall, have been released.

Utah Occupational Safety and Health is investigating the death.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Construction Accidents in Utah

Construction workers are exposed to an increased risk of sustaining work-related injuries. This is due to the fact that construction sites pose multiple hazards. Even with rigorous work safety regulations in place, several dozen construction workers receive significant injuries every year.

If you were injured in an accident as a construction worker on the job, it is important to understand your legal rights. Victims of construction accidents are able to file a workers’ compensation claim if they are hurt on the job. If, however, your accident was the result of a co-worker’s or employer’s negligence, you need to consider filing a personal injury claim against the at-fault party as well.

Workers’ comp benefits are not always enough to cover the damages another party caused you on the job site. It is vital that you are fully informed about all options available to you before you make a decision about seeking financial compensation. 

Numerous factors can lead to construction accidents. Some of the most common causes of construction site accidents include:

    • No or poorly maintained fall protection gear: Falls are the number one cause of construction site deaths and injuries. Many construction workers endure life-threatening injuries like head or brain trauma, damage to the spinal cord, paralysis, and death when they fall from a height.
    • No or inadequate safety training: A lot of construction workers have not been trained in safety protocols that are designed to keep them safe from the dangers they encounter at work. Even workers who have been trained may have had poor training or overlooked fundamental safety instructions, which can lead to injuries.
    • No or insufficient face and eye protection: Construction workers frequently need to protect their faces and eyes. Collisions involving heavy machinery, chemical precipitates, and electrical shocks are the three main causes of face and eye injuries on job sites.
    • No or inadequate respiratory protection: Workers who breathe in toxic chemicals or certain types of dust and debris can develop serious respiratory conditions like asthma. It is also not uncommon for construction workers to be diagnosed with lung cancer resulting from long-term exposure to asbestos, silica dust, and other industrial chemicals.

If you have been injured in an accident as a result of another person’s negligence, contact our Utah personal injury attorneys at (801) 350-3506 to schedule a free case evaluation to see how we can help you.

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