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Crews sent to repair damaged gas line in southwest Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK. – Crews were sent to work on repairing a cut gas line in southwestern Oklahoma City on Tuesday. According to News 9, an OKC Fire Department spokesperson confirmed that a construction crew hit a gas line at 1910 S. Pennsylvania Ave. While no evacuation orders were issued, traffic was diverted while the gas line was repaired.

We publish these blogs to help those in Oklahoma City be aware of accidents and other incidents on the roads and highways in our community. These posts are not meant to be construed as legal advice. Our skilled injury attorneys have extensive experience handling cases involving construction accidents, fires and explosions, municipal-entity negligence, and other forms of negligence across Oklahoma. If you’ve been hurt and need to speak with a qualified injury attorney, contact Abel Law Firm right away for help.

 

Construction vehicle accident kills 37-year-old man in Choctaw County

CHOCTAW COUNTY, OK –  A 37-year-old construction worker was killed in a tragic construction accident in Choctaw County on Wednesday. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and News 4, the accident happened just before 6:00 p.m. at County Road East 2010 and County Road North 4040, northeast of Boswell.

The victim, Homero Alarcon, of Owasso, was driving a Sheepsfoot Roller northbound on a dirt road that was under construction when his vehicle departed the roadway and rolled down an embankment, coming to rest on top of him. Other workers on the scene used construction equipment to free Alarcon, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Accidents involving construction vehicles are all too commonplace across Oklahoma. When tragedies strike, the families of the victims could be entitled to workers’ compensation death benefits, third-party wrongful death compensation, and other forms of compensation and justice. To speak with a knowledgeable Oklahoma construction vehicle accident attorney, call Abel Law Firm at (405) 451-5157 to discuss your situation during a free case evaluation.

 

Construction Worker Died After Being Crushed By Pavement Roller

A construction worker died after being crushed by a pavement roller, an April 16 article of Fox 24 reported.

The incident happened on April 16. 19-year-old Jace Hamner went out of the pavement roller while it was still running. He was putting diesel on the front tires to remove the stuck asphalt. Unfortunately, he tripped and fell in front of it, causing him to be crushed by the roller.

The lawyers at the Abel Law Firm in Oklahoma believe that families who have lost their loved ones in a car accident should be entitled to remunerations to help them recover their financial loss. If you are in such a situation, we may be able to help you pursue damage claims from negligent parties. Learn more about your options from us today by calling (405) 451-5157

Man Killed By Wrecking Ball Identified

The man who was injured by a wrecking ball has been identified, a February 27 article of KXII reported.

He was identified as 29-year-old John Childress. He died after a wrecking ball came loose and struck him on 2:45 PM, at a ranch in the northern part of Johnston County. He was working for R.B. Construction and Metal Fabrication, LLC. which was hired to move silos at a private property on Burnett Road. First responders tried to revive him, but he was unfortunately pronounced dead at the scene.

The lawyers at the Abel Law Firm in Oklahoma believe that families who have lost their loved ones in a car accident should be entitled to remunerations to help them recover their financial loss. If you are in such a situation, we may be able to help you pursue damage claims from negligent parties. Learn more about your options from us today by calling (405) 451-5157.

Man Dead After Being Struck By Wrecking Ball

A man died after a wrecking ball came loose and struck him, a February 26 article of KOCO reported.

The incident happened around 2:45 PM, at a ranch in the northern part of Johnston County. A construction company was moving and leveling silos at the ranch and the victim was working at the site. While he was working, a wrecking ball detached to a crane, swung down, and struck the man. First responders tried to revive him, but he was unfortunately pronounced deceased at the scene. Preliminary investigations found no signs of foul play, but authorities will look into the accident further.

The lawyers at the Abel Law Firm in Oklahoma believe that families who have lost their loved ones in a car accident should be entitled to remunerations to help them recover their financial loss. If you are in such a situation, we may be able to help you pursue damage claims from negligent parties. Learn more about your options from us today by calling (405) 451-5157.

One Dead, One Critically Injured After Construction Accident

A person was killed and another was severely injured after a construction site accident, a February 20 article of KOCO reported.

The incident happened inside a building under construction in NE 78th Street and I-35. Two men were on a scissor lift 40 feet in the air when it fell over. Occupational Safety and Health Administration officials are now investigating the incident.

The lawyers at the Abel Law Firm in Oklahoma believe that families who have lost their loved ones in a car accident should be entitled to remunerations to help them recover their financial loss. If you are in such a situation, we may be able to help you pursue damage claims from negligent parties. Learn more about your options from us today by calling (405) 451-5157.

Construction Worker Dead After Car Collision

The construction worker who died after being struck by a vehicle has been identified, a January 16 article of Oklahoma’s News 4 reported.

Before 6:00 PM Wednesday, Oklahoma City Police officer were called to an accident in the 14700 block of S. Peebly Road. 31-year-old Zachary Bailey was in the middle of the northbound lanes trying to divert traffic around an unmarked construction site. Because he was wearing dark clothing, a GMC Yukon XL driver was not able to see him in time to avoid collision. Bailey was sent to a nearby hospital, but he succumbed to his injuries.

The lawyers at the Abel Law Firm in Oklahoma believe that families who have lost their loved ones in a car accident should be entitled to remunerations to help them recover their financial loss. If you are in such a situation, we may be able to help you pursue damage claims from negligent parties. Learn more about your options from us today by calling (405) 451-5157.

OSHA: Over 10,000 people suffered serious workplace injuries in 2015

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) stated that 10,388 workers sustained severe injuries in their workplace last year, thousands of which resulted in amputations, a March 19 article of KOCO reported.

According to the March 17 OSHA report, 2,644 of the overall recorded workplace injuries in 2015 resulted in amputations. It was also revealed that 7,636 of injured workers required hospitalization. Though OSHA identified the manufacturing industry as the workplace with the “highest proportion of accidents”, they also found that accidents are frequent in transportation, construction, oil and gas extraction, and warehousing industries. OSHA last year implemented a mandatory system for employers to report incidents of serious injuries occurring in the workplace. However, OSHA estimated that nearly half of recorded injuries in 26 states went unreported.

Financial loss often is the result when workers suffer from injuries in their workplace. However, if you are in such a situation, a lawyer of the Abel Law Firm in Oklahoma may possibly work on your behalf if negligent parties are liable for your injuries. Call our office today at (405) 451-5157 to learn more about your legal options.

Construction worker falls into acid, co-workers save him

It was a New Jersey construction worker’s first day on a new job site when he slipped and fell into a large vat of acid. Luckily, several of his brave coworkers were willing to help rescue the man, who was completely covered in the nitric acid.

This accident took place in Clifton, New Jersey, on Monday morning. The 44-year-old was balancing on the roof of a tube manufacturing plant when he fell 40 feet into the nitric acid container. He received numerous injuries from the incident, including a punctured lung, burns covering his body, and a broken rib.

The four workers who were able to pull the man to safety were treated for varying injuries including burns. An investigation into the construction accident is underway, and it is not known at this time whether the construction company had the correct permits for the manufacturing plant project.

If you have been injured in a construction accident due to exposure to a toxic substance, please contact the Oklahoma toxic substance exposure lawyers of the Abel Law Firm by calling (405) 451-5157 today.

Residential construction employers expected to follow new rules

Earlier this year, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration added new fall protection regulations for residential construction contractors to follow.

The regulations were already used in commercial construction projects, but with a rise in fall protection accidents in residential construction projects, officials decided to extend fall protection rules to residential projects using workers at heights of 6 feet or higher.  In 2010, OSHA cited more employers with fall protection violations than any other type of safety or health violation.

Approximately 29 percent of fatalities from falls in construction occur in residential projects and 35 percent of those falls are from roofs.

Fall protection regulations that residential contractors are now expected to follow to protect their employees and others from potential danger include safety net, guard rail, and personal fall arrest systems.

If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident on a construction site, contact the Oklahoma construction site accident lawyers of the Abel Law Firm by calling (405) 451-5157 today.

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