Two electrical workers involved in fatal construction accident
Legal news for Colorado construction accident attorneys. A bucket collapsed, resulting in one fatality and one serious injury.
Colorado construction accident lawyer alerts- OSHA investigating a bucket truck accident that left an electrical worker dead.
Denver, CO—An electrical worker was killed and another was seriously injured when they were thrown from their bucket, after their bucket truck failed. The fatal workplace accident occurred on Friday morning, January 15, 2010 around 10:19 a.m., at the Broomfield Plaza shopping center at the northeast corner of 120th Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard, as reported by the Broomfield Enterprise.
One of the workers was killed when he was thrown from the bucket and hit a truck, which caused fatal injuries. The Lakewood resident was pronounced dead at the scene. The other worker was taken to St. Anthony Central Hospital in Denver for treatment of his serious and traumatic injuries. The workers were reportedly putting up an electrical line, which was not live, when the bucket truck collapsed. It is not known if the accident was caused by mechanical failure or human error. The victim is apparently the second construction worker to plummet to his death in Broomfield over the past month, and the third worker killed since October. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) http://www.osha.gov are investigating the construction accident. The Adams County Coroner’s Office was also called to the scene. The identities of the victims have not been released.
Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for Colorado construction accident lawyers.