This morning tragedy struck at construction site in Goodna, Ipswich where a 19-year-old male was killed almost instantly after being crushed between a crane and a trailer truck while on site a construction zone in the area. A resident of Mayborough, the unidentified man fell victim to a crane accident that occurred on Stuart Street shortly after 8:30 this morning.
It has since been reported by the Department of Community Safety that it took emergency responders nearly fifteen minutes to totally free the man from between the crane and trailer tuck in which he was wedged, at which time it was too late to save the victim. The two vehicles between which the workers were crushed belonged to a prime mover that was operating from the truck's trailer. Reportedly, no one else witnessed the incident, nor was anyone else injured. Workplace Health and Safety is now investigating the incident and more will be released as information is revealed.
Almost entirely preventable, crane accidents happen far more often than they should. In fact, reports indicate that in the month of August 2001 alone, two such accidents claimed the lives of those unfortunate enough to be involved with such. This is a problem that has continued to persist, and one that will likely not cease any time soon. As such, it is of the utmost importance accidents of this nature be at once addressed by a skilled legal professional.
When you contact an associate from the Lanier Law Group, P.A. today, you will instantly be provided with the help you need to either recover from the accident that left you injured or file a wrongful death claim on behalf of someone else whose life was wrongfully taken from them. Don't wait to contact an associate from our firm today to learn more.