Legal news for Michigan construction accident attorneys. A construction worker injured his leg when a hole collapsed underneath him.
Occupational Health and Safety Admin. alerts Michigan construction accident lawyer-Worker installing sewer pipe fell in a deep hole and suffered leg injury.
Grand Rapids, MI—A construction worker was injured at a city of Grand Rapids jobsite, when a part of a 27-foot-deep hole caved in underneath the worker. The worker was installing a sewer pipe when the accident happened. The workplace accident happened on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 around 8:00 a.m. along 32nd Street SE, near Lake Eastbrook Boulevard, as reported by MLive.com.
According to police officials, a construction worker was installing a sewer pipe in a 27-foot-deep hole at a city of Grand Rapids project, when flowing water around the hole caused a chunk of clay soil to loosen, and collapse under the worker. The unidentified worker fell into the hole, and the collapsing soil around him hit his leg, and may have possibly broke the worker’s leg. The clay did not bury the injured worker, but the worker’s injured leg kept him from climbing out of the hole. Responding fire department crews had to used extradition equipment to help pull the worker out of the hole. The injured worker was transported by area emergency medical services (EMS) crews to the Spectrum Health Butterworth hospital for treatment of his leg injury. The U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) area expected to conduct a full investigation into the workplace accident.
Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for Michigan construction accident lawyers.