Austin Man Dies in Construction Accident
According to KLBJ Radio, a 37-year-old Austin man died in a construction accident in Northwest Austin Thursday afternoon after a piece of heavy equipment rolled over him. The incident happened in the 6300 block of West Courtyard Drive near Capital of Texas Highway (Loop 360) about 3:20 p.m. A trencher rolled down a slope and on top of him, according to police.
The Loewy Law Firm has represented numerous people who have been seriously injured in construction accidents. Construction sites are very dangerous places and it is imperative that the owners, general contractors, and sub contractors focus on ensuring safety measures are in place to protect workers. We have found that when workers get injured at these sites, it is more often than not due to the fact supervisors are not following safety rules.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will conduct an investigation in this incident and will issue a report in a few months. We extend our condolences to this man’s family and friends.