Highland, MI (September 4, 2020) – A construction worker was fatally injured in an accident in the Highland Charter Township area on Thursday. On September 3, emergency crews responded to the scene of a construction accident on Woodruff Lake Drive.
Reports provided by the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office show that at approximately 2:30 p.m., a 49-year-old Howell resident was working with a crew at the $610 million Saginaw Trail pipeline replacement project near Woodruff Lake Drive and Center Road. The worker was crushed by heavy matting, which is used by the crew to aid the travel of heavy equipment.
The contract worker became pinned between the large wooden road mat and a dump truck. The man was fatally injured in the incident. Crews declared the worker deceased at the scene of the accident.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the worker who lost their life in this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Construction Site Accidents in Michigan
Every day, millions of people across the state of Michigan head out to their place of employment. Although we expect a safe environment to perform the duties of our job, this is not always the case. The construction industry, in particular, comes with numerous uncertainties, dangerous, and unpredictable situations. Statistics show that roughly 4100 people lose their lives on the job annually. Around 800 of these workers are employed in the construction industry.
When workers lose their lives on the job, it can have a life-changing impact on their surviving relatives. In many cases, families are forced to come up with tens of thousands of dollars for funeral and burial services. Lost wages from losing a loved one can make accepting the situation seem impossible. To add to the financial burdens, many families are left with overwhelming mental and physical pain and suffering. Although the loss of a loved one is one of the most difficult things to deal with, knowing that a loved one lost their life as a result of negligence can make the situation even more challenging to accept and come to terms with. In some cases, families can reach out to a wrongful death attorney in Michigan to explore legal options available to them. When workers lose their lives in accidents as a result of another person’s negligence, defective products, or equipment, and under various other circumstances, their families may be entitled to compensation to help alleviate the financial burdens they face moving forward.
We at Vahdat Weisman, PLC are dedicated to helping bereaved families get the justice they deserve after losing loved ones in construction site accidents. Our knowledgeable workplace accident attorneys in Dearborn will go to the site of your loved one’s accident and gather evidence to ensure you have a strong case. Our attorneys provide respectful and compassionate representation to our clients while aggressively negotiating full and fair compensation they need to recover. Contact our personal injury attorneys in Michigan at (734) 469-4994 to see how our team can help your family get the justice you deserve.
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