October 31, 2013
The New Jersey Workers Compensation Lawyers with Lundy Law explain that the construction industry consistently leads all other types of work when it comes to on-the-job injuries and deaths. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that last year, the construction industry led the nation in workplace fatalities, accounting for the loss of 775 lives. A majority of these accidents, as many as 15 percent, are the result of workers coming into contact with objects or equipment at a job site.
One such accident that recently occurred along a New Jersey highway was responsible for claiming the life of one worker. A story from NBC-Philadelphia stated the incident occurred just before noon on Wednesday, October 30, along the Garden State Parkway, outside of the Bass River Township.
Reports indicate the victim was part of a crew hired to complete an expansion and upgrade project along the road. As he was performing his job duties though, the driver of a dump truck failed to see the victim while backing up and ran him over. Rescue crews were called to the scene, but the victim died as a result of the injuries he sustained in the incident.
Lundy Law’s team of New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyers are aware of how devastating the loss of a loved one to a construction accident can be and would like to send their sympathies to the family of the victim.