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:
- final medical bills
- funeral and burial expenses
- lost companionship
- lost support or income
- 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 or egregious.
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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