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Category Archives: Construction Site Accidents

Dealing with a Construction Site Accident

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Dealing with a Construction Work Injury If you have been in a construction accident at a work site, immediately seek needed medical attention. Also, be sure to report your injury to your boss, making sure to keep a copy of your correspondence as well as your medical records. If your employer downplays or dismisses… Read More »

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Dealing with a Construction Site Accident

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Table of Contents: Construction Accidents are a Dangerous Reality Dealing with a Construction Work Injury Construction Accidents are a Dangerous Reality Construction work can be one of the most dangerous professions. Although major advances in technologies, tools, equipment, and practices – along with improved regulations and laws – have significantly reduced certain safety risks… Read More »

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Fayetteville Deck Collapse Leaves 2 Injured

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It is an unfortunate fact of life that accidents happen. All too often, they occur because of someone else’s negligence or carelessness. These accidents cost money in repairs and medical bills and they even cost time away from work and from family. All of this is money the victims should never have to pay… Read More »

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It was all caught on camera…

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The question that one has to ask is: ‘Was he drunk, sick, or tired?’ Nobody’s entirely sure what was happening with the driver who caused the five-car Buford Connector collision last month, but a news truck just happened to be there to record it. The news crew found a man who was slumped and drooling… Read More »

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61-Year-Old McDuffie County Man Dies After Being Crushed in Thomson Construction Accident

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In August, an unfortunate construction accident at a fabrication shop took the life of a 61-year-old McDuffie County man. Edward Leon Chambers was reportedly working below a 600 pound overhead bridge crane hoist when it fell and struck him in Thomson. Chambers, who had recently returned to work after being laid off, was later… Read More »

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Worker Electrocuted at Richmond County School Building Construction Site

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Last month, a temporary worker at a school building construction site in Richmond County, Georgia was electrocuted. 33-year-old Jevon Maloy was reportedly standing on a ladder while placing tiles in the ceiling of the new building when he was shocked. Following the shock, Maloy fell to the ground where other workers attempted to revive… Read More »

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Road Construction Worker Critically Injured by Hit-and-Run Driver on I-575 in Woodstock

By Stokes & Kopitsky, P.A. |

In early June, a road construction worker sustained critical injuries after he was struck by an alleged drunk driver on southbound Interstate 575 in Woodstock, Georgia. According to Woodstock police spokesperson Brittany Duncan, the worker was hit while standing next to a semi-truck in a construction zone at the new Ridgewalk Parkway interchange. Following… Read More »

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Residential Construction Company Cited $66,600 for Safety Violations at Cumming Building Site

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The United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) recently issued six citations for fall and other worker safety hazards to a construction company based in Norcross. LRG Framing Inc. was accused of one willful, one repeat, and four serious safety violations at a Cumming construction site. A representative from OSHA’s… Read More »

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Georgia Subdivision Developer Creates Hazard by Failing to Post Warning Signs Around Construction Site-JNJ Foundation Specialists Inc. v. Horton Inc

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Detours in life can be enlightening; on the road they are just annoying. For lost souls wandering around without GPS or built-in navigation, the accurate placement of detour signs is imperative to reaching a destination. Drivers rely on signs to point them toward streets, away from exits, and warn them of danger. Indeed, we… Read More »

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