Seattle, WA (June 4, 2021) - A construction worker died following an accident at a site in Seattle on Wednesday, June 2.
Local reports indicated that the deadly incident occurred at the 2500 block of Lake Washington Boulevard at around 5 p.m. The worker was at the site of the WA-520 Montlake Project when he was hit in the chest by an 11,000-pound steel beam. The victim was then pinned between a flatbed truck and a pillar.
Crew members at the scene were able to extricate the 45-year-old victim and perform CPR before emergency responders arrived. The injured party died while in transit to a hospital for treatment. The identity of the victim has not been released at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the deadly workplace accident is in progress.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly Construction Accidents in Seattle
Those working on a construction site believe that all necessary safety precautions will be in place in order to prevent serious injury, but many in the field suffer life-changing injuries in serious accidents. The construction industry is one of the most dangerous in the country, with over 1,000 workers being killed in accidents each year. Falls and being trapped between machinery are among some of the most common causes of fatal construction-site accidents.
A wrongful death lawsuit can be brought by a family member when a loved one has died due to the negligent behavior of another person. There are many potential situations that may warrant a wrongful death suit in Washington, including a workplace accident, medical malpractice, or even nursing home negligence. Washington state law allows a victim’s family or estate to recover compensation in the event of a wrongful death in order to recover from damages resulting from the loss of a loved one.
If you believe that your loved one’s death may have been caused by another person’s negligence, you need to consult with an experienced Seattle wrongful death attorney. Dore Law Group will make sure that your interests and legal rights are protected through every step of the legal process, and our years of experience mean we can help you construct a strong case. Contact our offices today at 253-236-3888 if you’ve lost a loved one in a deadly Washington construction accident.
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