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Houston construction worker killed in crane accident

Another Texas worker has lost his life in a work-related accident at a construction site in the Houston area. On Thursday morning, officials say a crane collapsed in Conroe, Texas, and crushed a worker, who has not yet been publicly identified.

Officials said the crane accident occurred at job site along Interstate 45 near Highway 242 at about 10 a.m. Workers at the site were rebuilding a Garden Ridge Pottery store that burnt down last October.

Very little information has been released regarding the cause of the accident, but photographs from the site reveal that the crane was almost completely upturned. The deceased worker's body is said to have been trapped under the crane. It has not been reported if the worker was operating the crane at the time.

Construction sites can be very dangerous to both workers and passersby. This is especially true if safety rules and protocols aren't followed. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has been called in to conduct an investigation at the job site where last week's fatality occurred.

If it turns out that there were safety violations at the job site, the construction company in charge could face OSHA fines and penalties. Additionally, the construction company could also possibly face a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of the worker who was killed.

A wrongful death lawsuit will never take away a family's grief after losing a loved one. However, the damages received can help support the family financially and may also provide closure following a tragic accident involving negligence.

Additionally, wrongful death lawsuits against employers remind companies that they have a duty to keep their workers safe. There are way too many hazards at construction sites for safety to be compromised.

Source: Click2Houston.com, "Worker killed in crane collapse at store rebuild site," June 28, 2012

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