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Tulsa construction worker dies after fall at downtown site

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

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

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

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

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.

 

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