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Man Seriously Injured on Construction Site in Durham after Metal Beam Falls on Portable Toilet

November 15th, 2017

Construction sites and other work sites are notorious for accidents causing serious injury and even death. That is why it is so important for construction companies and contracting companies to provide the safest working conditions at all times. There are many OSHA regulations that promote safety on the job, but sadly not all companies maintain a safe workplace, and accidents do happen.

An employee of Acme Plumbing and Heating Company, which was contracted by Barnhill Contracting Company to work on the construction site in Durham, was seriously injured recently.

The employee was occupying a portable toilet when a metal beam fell from the fifth floor of a building onto the toilet, crushing it. After the accident, the employee was rushed to the hospital where he was treated for serious injuries.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the worker and his family during this difficult time.

At this time, the accident still remains under investigation by the Department of Labor and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). However, what we do know at this time is that Department of Labor records show that Barnhill operates across North Carolina and in the last 10 years has had six serious violations. Three of which involved the death of an on-the-job worker.

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At Henson Fuerst, we fight hard on behalf of North Carolina workers that suffer serious injury as a result of a construction accident. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured on a construction site due to someone else’s negligence, call Henson Fuerst right away at (919) 781-1107. 

When you call, one of our experienced North Carolina Construction Accident Attorneys will speak with you for FREE.

We will fight to secure the full and fair compensation you deserve for your medical bills, loss of income, any physical and occupational therapy that your injuries may require, and pain & suffering.

It is important to hire an experienced work injury attorney to handle your entire work accident claim. You need someone protecting you on your side, someone who understands North Carolina work injury law, and someone who will fight to protect your rights. Call the experienced work injury attorneys at Hesnon Fuerst for help today.

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