2 workers dead after falling down manhole at Edmond construction site

Posted on Wednesday, June 15th, 2022 at 8:03 pm    

OKLAHOMA COUNTY, OK — Two construction workers died Tuesday afternoon after falling 25 feet down a manhole in northeast Edmond, reports News9.

The fatal incident occurred in the area of East Covell Road and North Midwest Boulevard. It was first reported by the involved company at 3:43 p.m.

Details are limited, but the company told officials the two male workers were working on a sewer line when they fell into the manhole.

Nearly two hours after the men fell, a specialized rescue team went into the hole, but both victims were found deceased.

Firefighters noted the oxygen level was at 18.5% at the time they made it 25 feet down into the hole.

It remains unclear at this time how the accident happened, but crews said the pipe did not appear to have failed.

No further updates have been shared at this time.

 

This information is presented as a way to help keep our community safer and is not meant to be taken as legal advice. However, the Oklahoma construction accident attorneys at the Abel Law Firm have helped clients secure financial compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident involving another vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.


Snow plow operator injured in rollover accident

Posted on Thursday, February 3rd, 2022 at 4:19 am    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A snowplow operator was injured when the machine overturned multiple times on State Highway 4 Wednesday night.

According to News9, the incident happened north of the Canadian River on State Highway 4 just east of Mustang Road.

The operator of the snowplow, a contractor working for the state, was transported to an area hospital for their injuries. 

Police are investigating what caused the plow to roll over. 

This information is presented as a way to help keep our community safer and is not meant to be taken as legal advice. However, the Oklahoma construction accident attorneys at the Abel Law Firm have helped clients secure financial compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident involving another vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.


Fatal industrial accident reported at T.J. Campbell Construction

Posted on Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021 at 4:10 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – According to KFOR, a worker at T.J. Campbell Construction died following an industrial accident Tuesday.

The victim was performing standard maintenance on a silo full of asphalt at around kept at around 300 degrees when he fell into it. It is unclear if he was wearing proper safety equipment at the time of the accident.

First responders were dispatched to the scene around 11 a.m. They worked with employees to recover the body from the silo.

The construction company has notified the family of the victim of their death.

This information is presented as a way to help keep our community safer and is not meant to be taken as legal advice. However, the Oklahoma construction  accident attorneys at the Abel Law Firm have helped clients secure financial compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. If you or someone you love has been injured in a construction accident, contact us today for a free consultation.a


Tulsa construction worker dies after fall at downtown site

Posted on Friday, April 16th, 2021 at 4:51 pm    

TULSA, OK – Tulsa police have confirmed a single fatality after a man fell from a downtown construction site early Friday morning.

According to News on 6, a man in his 50s fell about five stories from the site along Cameron Street near Detroit Avenue.

Details regarding the identity of the victim or the circumstances leading up to his fall have not yet been released. All workers have been sent home for the weekend and work on the site will be halted for the day.

This information is presented as a way to help keep our community safer and is not meant to be taken as legal advice. However, the Tulsa construction accident attorneys at the Abel Law Firm have helped clients secure financial compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident involving another vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.


Worker injured in building collapse in NW OKC

Posted on Tuesday, April 6th, 2021 at 11:20 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A construction worker was injured this morning when a building in northwest Oklahoma City collapsed, KFOR reports.

Emergency responders arrived at the scene in the 3900 block of N. Pennsylvania Avenue at about 10:30 a.m. today. A two-story building had evidently been undergoing renovations when it collapsed, injuring a construction worker. The nature of that individual’s injuries are unclear at this time.

We will continue to monitor this developing story and provide updates as possible.

This information is presented as a way to help keep our community safer and is not meant to be taken as legal advice. However, the Oklahoma City construction accident attorneys at the Abel Law Firm have helped clients secure financial compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. If you or someone you love has been injured in a workplace accident, contact us today for a free consultation.


Man hospitalized after getting stuck in conveyor system

Posted on Friday, March 12th, 2021 at 7:42 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Firefighters in Oklahoma City worked to free a man whose arm became stuck in a conveyor system at a local scrap yard Thursday.

According to Fox 25, the incident occurred at Standard Iron and Metal Co. on Reno Avenue.

Firefighters say the unidentified man was stuck up to his shoulder. Trauma surgeons were called to the scene to decide the safest way to extricate the man from the machine.

The unidentified man was sent to a local hospital for further treatment. His condition is unclear at this time.

This information is presented as a way to help keep our community safer and is not meant to be taken as legal advice. However, the Oklahoma City workplace accident attorneys at the Abel Law Firm have helped clients secure financial compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident involving another vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.


Elderly driver strikes, injures 2 in Pittsburg Co. construction zone

Posted on Tuesday, January 5th, 2021 at 10:46 pm    

PITTSBURG CO., OK – An elderly driver struck and injured two pedestrians in a construction zone southeast of Crowder this morning, Tulsa World reports.

The crash occurred around 9 a.m. near the intersection of Blocker Road and Acorn Lane, where a construction project had reduced the area to a single lane. An 84-year-old driver failed to stop as instructed, colliding with two men and a parked car. It is unclear whether the men were affiliated with the work site.

One of the men, a 25-year-old Tulsan, was flown to a hospital in Tulsa in serious condition. The other, a McAlester resident, was transported by ambulance to a local facility. Their current conditions are unknown.

The 84-year-old driver was unhurt. Investigators believe inattentive driving caused the crash.

This information is presented as a way to help keep our community safer and is not meant to be taken as legal advice. However, the Oklahoma City construction accident lawyers at the Abel Law Firm have helped clients secure financial compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident involving another vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.


Worker falls from crane on I-235

Posted on Friday, October 30th, 2020 at 7:26 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Officials with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported an injury after a worker apparently fell from a crane early Friday morning.

According to News 9, the accident occurred in the northbound lanes of I-235 some time before 8:30 a.m. Fire crews were on the scene as of 9 a.m.

Officials have not released the identity of the worker or the circumstances leading up to the accident at this time.

We will continue to monitor this developing story for any pertinent updates should they be made available to the public.

 

Construction sites are notorious for their high rates of work-related injuries. Statistically, construction site accidents account for about 20% of fatal work injuries and 10% of non-fatal work injuries in the US – more than any other field. Clearly, providing adequate training, safety equipment, and organized work environments needs to be a priority for construction employers.

Unfortunately, people do not always behave responsibly, even in dangerous circumstances. If you or a loved one has suffered a preventable injury on or near a construction site, you may be able to win compensation from the party responsible. To learn about your legal options, call an Oklahoma City construction injury attorney from the Abel Law Firm at (405) 259-1948.


Industrial accident leaves worker with head injury

Posted on Tuesday, October 6th, 2020 at 10:12 pm    

MIDWEST CITY, OK – Officials state that a truck driver suffered injuries after he was hit in the head by a loose cable while on the job, according to News on 6.

The incident occurred near Northeast 16th Street on Monday.

The truck driver was standing outside of his work vehicle when the broken cable struck him in the head.

He was taken to the hospital after the incident. His condition is not known at this time.

Construction sites are notorious for their high rates of work-related injuries. Statistically, construction site accidents account for about 20% of fatal work injuries and 10% of non-fatal work injuries in the US – more than any other field. Clearly, providing adequate training, safety equipment, and organized work environments needs to be a priority for construction employers.

Unfortunately, people do not always behave responsibly, even in dangerous circumstances. If you or a loved one has suffered a preventable injury on or near a construction site, you may be able to win compensation from the party responsible. To learn about your legal options, call an Oklahoma City construction site injury attorney from the Abel Law Firm at (405) 259-1948.


Worker injured in Tulsa airport electrical accident

Posted on Saturday, August 22nd, 2020 at 10:20 pm    

TULSA, OK –  A worker was injured after being electrocuted Saturday at the airport in Tulsa, according to News on 6.

The accident was reported just before 3 p.m., and according to the Tulsa Fire Department, occurred while a man was working on the roof at Jones Airport.

The victim, who has not been publicly identified, was taken to the hospital with unspecified injuries. As of Saturday afternoon, he was alive.

Check back later with further details on this developing news story.

This information is presented as a way to help keep our community safer and is not meant to be taken as legal advice. However, the Oklahoma City workplace accident attorneys at the Abel Law Firm have helped clients secure financial compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident involving another vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.

 

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