Few would argue that construction workers have a crucial role in society. Unfortunatley, although government regulations have been established to increase safety and reduce the chances of a construction accident, construction work is still one of the most dangerous industries. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that one out of every five workplace deaths occurs in the construction industry.
Trench collapse can be especially dangerous, resulting in catastrophic injuries and deaths. If you were injured or a loved one was killed in a construction site trench collapse, you may be able to take legal action and recover financial compensation.
Trench Collapse Caused by Third-Party Negligence
In March of this year, two individuals were charged with first degree manslaughter after a trench collapsed on an employee and killed him. According to reports, there were no safety devices being used to hold the trench in place and prevent collapse. The trench had already collapsed twice on the day of the fatal accident, but actions were not taken to prevent another collapse....