Thursday, December 8, 2011

Atlanta Construction Site Accident Kills Two Workers

A construction site accident that occurred last December 1 at the Dallas Street, Atlanta has left two workers dead. The victims were identified as Rigoberto Lopez, 29, from Marietta, Georgia and Karlos Turner, 42, from Dallas, Texas.

Reports said that the two men were stuck while working on an 80-foot lift which was extended to a height of 40 feet on the exterior of Amli Old 4th Ward Apartment Homes. The lift fell onto the concrete path across the street as the men were trying to move it.

The victims were rushed to the hospital but were pronounced dead shortly after they arrived. Findings of the doctors show that Lopez and Turner sustained fatal injuries.
Allegedly, a machine malfunction was seen as a factor to the accident.

An investigation regarding the fatal construction site accident is still in progress. However, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is still expected to conduct an investigation.

In some cases of construction site accidents, the employers are held accountable. The construction company may possibly face construction liability lawsuit once the outcome of the investigation shows that they failed to follow the restrictions and safety policies.