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A construction accident in Cary, North Carolina left two workers seriously injured and regulators launching an investigation into the safety of the construction site. The accident took place on the 6100 block of Tryon Road in Cary, NC.
Police say that at the time of the accident a truck was being used to pour concrete onto a proposed greenway track. Witnesses say that a little before 7:30 in the morning the concrete pumping truck toppled over. Investigators say it is not clear what might have caused the accident, but they believe it might have something to do with the support arms of the truck. Authorities say that the support arms of the concrete pumping truck appeared to have sunk into the soft ground in front of it, which caused the truck to come unbalanced.
The machinery is owned by Concrete & Material Placement, a company located in Charlotte. Authorities say that two construction workers were injured due to the truck toppling over. One worker was knocked off a wall by the fall support arm while another man had his torso stuck between two sections of metal. Both workers were transported to WakeMed for treatment of their injuries.
Working on a construction site is one of the most dangerous jobs in the U.S. Every year the construction industry in North Carolina sees a large number of workplace deaths. Thankfully this case did not end so tragically, though the two men did suffer serious injuries that will take time to recover from.
Fast-moving heavy equipment and tight deadlines make construction sites inherently hazardous. The fact is modern construction would be impossible without the use of large and potentially dangerous machines to help with the labor. The downside is that these machines can lead to crushing injuries, head traumas and dismemberments.
When a construction site accident occurs, the owners, architects, insurance companies, general contractors, sub-contractors and manufacturers of equipment may be responsible for any injuries caused by their negligence. These groups are required to provide a reasonably safe place to work and are obligated to warn workers of dangers and hazards inherent in the site. A failure to do so can lead to legal liability.
If you, or someone you know, have any questions regarding personal injury claims, please feel free to contact the experienced personal injury lawyers in Charlotte, North Carolina at Arnold & Smith, PLLC for a free consultation. Call at 704-370-2828.
“Injury in Cary construction accident,” published at ABCLocal.com.
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