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Worker falls from crane on I-235

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

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

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.

 

Construction worker injured in accident in SW OKC

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A construction worker was injured in an industrial accident yesterday afternoon in southwest Oklahoma City, according to a report published by KFOR.

The accident happened in the 4900 block of South County Line Road at about 3 p.m. when an excavator reportedly flipped over.

Emergency responders discovered the unnamed male operator of the excavator trapped between the machine and a concrete vault. They managed to extricate the conscious victim from the wreckage and then taken to an ambulance.

The victim has suffered leg injuries and was able to speak with emergency crews at the time of the accident, but his current condition is not currently known.

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 an accident, contact us today for a free consultation.

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.

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