A construction worker fell several stories to his death while on a ladder at the new Bellevue College Health Sciences Building which is under construction. The construction accident occurred on Monday morning around 10:30 am.
Bellevue police say that the 31-year-old construction worker was on the 4th floor and fell approximately 50 feete.
The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries is investigating the accident. The man who died was working for Evergreen Erectors, Inc. He apparently was wearing a safety harness. Often construction workers wear a lanyard or another device which attaches to a lifeline. These harnesses are usually kept short to minimize a fall distance.
Construction work is a dangerous occupation, especially when working on ladders and scaffolding.
Ladder and Scaffolding Falls
Ladder and scaffolding falls are some of the most serious hazards at construction sites. Injury or death can occur in the case of a defective ladder, windy conditions, slippery surfaces or poor footing. The investigation into the accident should determine the factors which caused the accident .
Bellevue Construction Accident Attorney
Whenever a loved one is killed or seriously injured in a construction accident, the family often wants answers to their questions: What caused the accident? Was someone at fault? Was someone negligent? Had their loved one received proper training? Did equipment fail?
Herbert Farber, a Bellevue construction accident attorney, is experienced with working with investigators to get to the bottom of the cause of the accident and will help a family determine whether they have a valid claim against their employer or a third party. If possible, Mr. Farber will help maximize a financial recovery by pursuing workers’ compensation benefits.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a serious construction accident of if a loved one has died in a fatal construction accident, The Farber Law Group is here to be of assistance to you. We have more than 40 years experience representing accident victims and their families.