Fatal workplace accidents: Worker dies after wall collapse

On behalf of Attwaters Jameson Hill posted in Workplace Accidents on Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Police and the Health and Safety Executive have initiated a joint investigation to determine what happened in a recent construction accident death in Leyton. Reportedly, a young man suffered fatal injuries while working to renovate a shop on a recent Tuesday. However, it is not yet known exactly how the workplace accident that lead to his death occurred.

What we know is that emergency services received a call at approximately 11:20 a.m. on Tuesday morning that a man had been injured after a wall fell on him. The 20-something-year-old man was transported to Royal London Hospital to be treated for serious head injuries, but doctors were unable to save him and he died later that day.

One man who works at a local convenience store said that the community has not been told exactly what happened. He said that the construction project involved combining two shops into one larger shop. He said that authorities closed the road while performing their investigations and everyone was being left in the dark. He also commented on how said it was that the workers only get paid £50 a day and such a tragic construction site accident could happen to one of them.

A tragic workplace death like this is always difficult and emotionally complicated for community members to process. Even worse, though, the deceased construction worker’s family will be left to sort out their emotions following the loss of their loved one.

The man’s family may also be struggling to make ends meet following the loss of their loved one as a contributor to family income. This is where an unsafe working environment claim may be able to assist the family. If successful, such a claim could be a way for family members to obtain financial help during this difficult period of time in their lives.

Source: Guardian, “Business owners and residents of Leyton have been left “shocked and saddened” by the death of a construction worker in the High Road,” Zoie O’Brien, April. 17, 2015

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