Construction Worker Falls on Bridge, Sustains Major Injuries in Macon, Georgia
MACON, GA – According to an online news report at wgxa.com, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration is conducting an investigation of a construction worker’s death after he fell 30 feet from a bridge.*
The man fell last week as he was walking across metal decking on the top of a bridge where the decking gave out. The man laded on a ditch made of concrete that was used for drainage purposes. The man was transported to a local hospital where he is currently in critical condition.
According to the president of the Marietta-based business, the company is conducting an investigation of the accident.
"Really, our main concern is for our employee. We're concerned, you know, our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family, and that's really what we're concentrating on now, is to try and find out the details of the accident, but more than anything, to try to do whatever we can to help our employee," the president stated. "Normal protocol is to investigate the site, but again the main concern at this time is to focus on the employee and make sure that he gets the best care that he can receive."
There are no further details on the accident at this time. The incident remains under investigation by the local police.
The leading cause of deaths in the workplace occurred due to motor vehicle accidents. About 40% of deaths in the workplace occurred in transportation-related accidents. Other causes were slip and falls, deaths from being hit by an object or equipment, and harmful chemical exposure.
The industries with the most amount of fatal injuries were the construction and transportation industries. While construction deaths decreased in 2017, the transportation industry’s deaths increased in the same period. There were 971 construction-related deaths back in 2017 and 882 transportation-related injuries.
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