Dump Truck Carrying Construction Materials Crushes Worker
A Forth Worth construction accident resulted in one fatality. A worker
was killed in a commercial construction worksite accident in northeast
Fort Worth located at Berkshire Lake Boulevard and Drovers View Trail.
The accident occurred during the morning rush hour. The victim was declared
dead at the construction site.
The most common types of Fort Worth construction site accident situations
include those involving motor vehicles. This is what happened at a Fort
Worth commercial construction site that resulted in the death of one worker.
A dump truck arrived at the construction site with a load of materials
for the project. Once at the site, the dump truck inadvertently moved
in some manner. When that occurred, a worker was somehow caught up in
some of the carriage of the truck. The dump truck ended up rolling over
the worker, pinning the man underneath the vehicle.
First responders were called to the construction site and attempted to
revive the worker to no avail. As mentioned, the Fort Worth construction
site worker was declared dead at the scene
In the direct aftermath of the accident, investigators withheld the name
of the fatally injured worker. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration,
or OSHA, initiated an investigation of the incident.
Fort Worth Wrongful Death Case
The Forth Worth construction accident has the earmarks of what is known
as a Texas wrongful death. A Texas wrongful death is one in which a person
was killed as the result of the negligent, reckless, or even intentional
conduct of another party or parties. Certain family members can file a
wrongful death claim following the death of a person killed because of
the negligence or recklessness of another party. In Texas, the family
members that can pursue a wrongful death case following Fort Worth construction
site accident are:
Compensation potentially available in a Fort Worth wrongful death case
depends on the facts and circumstances surrounding the accident, including
the extent of injuries or the manner of death of the victim of the accident.
In a Texas wrongful death case, common types of losses for which an attorney
will fight to obtain financial recovery for a client include:
- funeral and burial expenses
- mental anguish and emotional distress
Depending on the circumstances, punitive or exemplary damages may also
be sought in a wrongful death lawsuit. Punitive or exemplary damages represent
additional compensation in a wrongful death case when the conduct of the
party that caused an accident is considered to be particularly reckless
In the case of the Fort Worth construction site accident discussed a moment
ago, a skilled attorney would be able to examine the facts surrounding
the accident to ascertain if pursuing punitive or exemplary damages in
a lawsuit might be a possibility.
In the state of Texas, there is a law called the statute of limitations.
The statute of limitations sets forth a time period in which a lawsuit
must be filed. In a Texas wrongful death case, a wrongful death lawsuit
typically must be filed within two years of the accident. The failure
to make that deadline can result in family members being permanently precluded
from pursuing a lawsuit.
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