Protesters Advocate for Safer Working Conditions after Fatal Accident
Posted on February 11th, 2009 by Zane Cagle
Last month, a man was killed by a falling concrete wall while he was working on the foundation of a private residence. After his death, a building inspector concluded that the foundation was constructed according to an unapproved design layout and lacked proper support. In response, members of local activists groups and friends of the victim gathered on Feb. 8 to protest what they now know was an avoidable accident.
County Legislator Vivian Viloria-Fisher asserts that the point of the protest was to convey a simple message, “Unless every worker can work safely, then no worker can work safely. We have to be certain that everyone that goes out…is protected.”
After the accident, village buy paxil online without rx officials stated that the accident was one of, “shoddy building practices,” and was, “certainly avoidable.” So far, the victim’s family has not taken legal action but may be entitled to worker’s compensation benefits depending on the state laws.
If you or a loved one was injured in a construction accident, you may be entitled to compensation if your employer was at fault. The Illinois and Missouri construction accident attorneys at Page Cagle have the experience and know-how to handle your claim, and we will aggressively pursue any compensation you need whether it is for lost wages or medical bills. Call Zane T. Cagle at 1(314) 276-1681 for your free consultation today.