According to KXAN, a construction worker on a footbridge at Baylor University’s new football stadium in Waco, Texas died after he plummeted to his death when the construction equipment he was harnessed to fell from a floating dock.
The footbridge the two workers fell off of is part of a new network of sidewalks to the newly-constructed McLane football stadium. The 45,000-seat, $260 million facility is being constructed on a 93-acre site near the Brazos River.
The construction worker and another victim plunged into the Brazos River when the equipment failed. The surviving victim was able to remove his harness and free himself before swimming to safety, but the other worker was not so fortunate. Dive crews recovered the body of the 55-year-old construction worker on January 28. The man who swam to safety was treated for hypothermia at a local hospital and was later released.
What Should I Do If My Loved One Was Killed in a Construction Accident?
This tragic accident shows how dangerous a construction site can be, especially if an employer fails to create a safe work environment. Whenever a worker is killed in a construction accident, the family of the victim is left behind to handle the emotional and financial consequences of the wrongful death.
The family of the victim who died on the job is entitled to workers’ compensation death benefits. However, securing these benefits often requires the assistance of an experienced Austin workers’ compensation lawyer.
Our wrongful death attorneys uphold a 30-year tradition of client service to protect your rights and interests while helping your family through a difficult transition. For a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation about your case, reach out to our firm by calling (512) 474-8346 today.
The Law Offices of Aaron Allison – Austin Workers’ Compensation Attorney