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Northampton Construction Accident at Massachusetts Department of Transportation Kills 1 & Injures 2

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Earlier this month, a tragic accident happened at a facility of a Massachusetts government building. Officials at the scene of a construction accident at the North King Street facility of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation reported that the incident resulted in one fatality and caused two others to be injured.

According to one official, a 911 call at came in at approximately 9:40 a.m., and indicated that there were three people pinned beneath two modular trailers that had been used as temporary office spaces. It was not immediately apparent why the workers were near the modular trailers, but one of the workers was able to get free and escape with injuries that were not life-threatening.

Emergency responders helped free the second worker with the assistance of a large crane and the worker was taken to the hospital with moderate injuries that were not life-threatening. The third worker sustained fatal injuries and was killed at the scene.

Emergency workers that arrived on the scene described the trailers as each being 50 feet in length and approximately 10 feet in width. The trailers had been set up next to one another in the back of the main building that was located on the property.

Authorities are looking into the cause of the accident in further detail. Specifically, the District Attorney, along with the local police department, federal Occupational Safety and Health Administrations, and the State Department of Industrial Accidents are all working on an investigation.

If someone other than your own employer is responsible for your injuries or for a family member’s death or injury, you may be entitled to more than just what is paid by workers’ compensation. The laws regarding construction site accidents are complex and often times involve a variety of highly fact-sensitive issues. You don’t have to be an expert; you just have to make sure that you have a lawyer who is experienced and prepared to navigate the system for you. A detail-oriented, competent lawyer will know what matters most and create the best strategy aimed at maximizing your recovery.

If you or a family member has been injured in a construction site accident, contact our team for a free consultation. We will help evaluate your case, and pursue your claim to the fullest extent of the law. Our lawyers have more than 90 years of experience litigating cases and bring our years of insight to every case we take on. We have the resources to investigate your claim, hire necessary experts, and get you the compensation that you deserve. KJC Law Firm represents injured people from communities all across Massachusetts, including the Greater Boston area, Cambridge, Metrowest, Cape Cod, Fall River, Lowell, Worcester and Springfield.

Further Reading:

Man Killed and Child Injured in Whitman Pedestrian Accident, Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog, published September 17, 2012
Plymouth Teen on Leave from the Coast Guard Killed in Kingston Accident, Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog, published August 27, 2012

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