Alfred Cabiya, 56, died in a Massachusetts construction accident yesterday morning. The tragic incident happened when he became pinned in the middle of two modular office units. Another worker was treated for non-fatal injuries.
The construction workers were setting up the temporary buildings when one of the units shifted. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Massachusetts’s Department of Industrial Accidents are investigating the incident.
Construction site accidents can leave workers with serious, disabling injuries if they survive. Working construction can be a precarious job, which is why those involved with running a project need to take all precautions necessary to prevent a construction accident from happening. Unfortunately, thousands of construction workers are killed on the job each year.
While construction workers and their families typically cannot sue their employer for Northampton construction accident compensation-they are usually entitled to Massachusetts workers” compensation benefits-they may be able to pursue civil damages from the other entities involved in the project, as well as any manufacturers involved (if a machinery defect or some other product safety issue caused the work injury accident.)
Remember that in Massachusetts there is a three year statute of limitations for filing a Northampton personal injury case, which means that the sooner you retain a Boston construction accident law firm, the easier it will be to build a solid case on your behalf.
At Altman& Altman, LLP, our Boston personal injury lawyers and Massachusetts workers’ compensation attorneys know how tough it can be to suffer a disabling injury that is now preventing you from earning a living and living a normal life. Contact us for a free case evaluation.
1 dead, another injured after construction accident at Massachusetts Department of Transportation facility in Northampton, MassLive, April 18, 2013
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
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