It’s horrible to hear about anyone who died while working. Workers who die this way start the day just like any other, but they never return home to their families. For some, these instances are personal, with a construction workers’ accidents hitting close to home and taking the life of a loved one. Recently, an Ohio construction worker was found dead at work after a fall from a roof.
The news report indicated that the man could have fallen anytime between 7:00am and 8:30am. The time of the fall is unclear as no one witnessed the fall, he was working alone on that side of the building when it occurred. The fire chief claimed that the worker was a wearing a safety harness, but was not hooked up to a lanyard.
Why this was the case is unclear. It’s not known if he wasn’t hooked in properly, or if the equipment malfunctioned or if something else affected the worker and their untimely death. A full investigation is standard in instances of work deaths, and is usually conducted by OSHA, among other state or federal organizations. Construction accidents are sometimes those that could have been prevented.
The family of the worker who lost his life are certainly grappling for answers. Some of which, will be revealed in time. What the family does with those answers, or lingering questions, is up to them. Seeking a wrongful death suit with the proper legal representation could be appropriate depending on the findings of the fatal accident investigation.