Sioux Falls Construction Accident: Collapsed Beams Left Ironworker Brain Dead

08/30/2010 // WPB, FL, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Sioux Falls, SD—A construction accident killed an Omaha ironworker when steel beams gave way at the future Sanford Heart Hospital. The worker was hospitalized on life support after accident on August 23, until he succumbed to his injuries on Friday, August 27, 2010, as reported by Keloland.com.

According to officials, Jason Bauer, 21, was injured while at the site of the future Sanford Heart Hospital when steel beams gave way, causing him to fall. Bauer’s safety line was reportedly fastened to a steel beam that gave way with the other beams.

Emergency rescue teams rushed to the scene and transported Bauer to the hospital for treatment. His wife rushed to the hospital to be by her husband’s side, when she landed herself in the emergency room as well. Apparently his wife discovered that she was carrying twins as her husband’s parents were being told that their son was brain dead.

Officials are unsure what caused the beams to give way. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating the fatal construction accident.

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