Man Dies in Arlington, Texas Construction Accident

 

A 34-year-old construction worker was killed in a construction accident in Arlington, Texas, when a trench wall collapsed near a water tower construction site.

The man was working in a ten-foot trench near the intersection of Arkansas Lane and Ozark Drive. He was attempting to connect power to the newly constructed water tower when the wall of the trench collapsed. Authorities have said the wall of the trench was not shored up, which caused the cave-in. The construction worker died at the scene of the construction accident. The recovery of the man’s body took several hours because of the depth of the trench and a steady rain. The rain made it difficult to recover the body; rescuers had to remove the mud by hand and shovel rather than with construction equipment.

Construction accidents like this, unfortunately, happen all the time. Whether they are a result of poor building construction or an accident occurring on the construction site, people can be seriously injured or killed. Some of the most common construction accidents include brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and broken limbs.

If you’ve been injured or a loved one has suffered a wrongful death as a result of a construction accident, you deserve compensation for your losses. Please contact an experienced construction accident lawyer near you to schedule your free initial consultation.