21-Year-Old Maryland Man Falls to His Death While Working on Water Tower

By Peter DePaolis

According to WJLA 7, a Maryland worker fell to his death from a water tower in Pasadena, Maryland on the evening of March 21.

Anne Arundel County officials say the 21-year-old man was working on cellular communications equipment on the tower when he fell. The tower is located behind a building that houses a police and fire station, so rescue officials were able to get to the scene very quickly. Paramedics tried to resuscitate the man, however, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating the incident.

Maryland Attorneys That Handle Workers’ Compensation

According to OSHA, slip and falls and trip and falls cause 15 percent of all accidental deaths. In 2010 alone, 635 workers in the US died from falls.

By law, building owners and contractors working in Maryland must secure any ladders, scaffolds and corresponding equipment from falling and causing accidents. Those who are injured as a result of equipment failure or ladder accidents have a right to sue contracting companies, building owners and related agents. A qualified attorney can help you determine if you are eligible for compensation.

As attorney David M. Schloss explains in the video above, if you are injured or if your loved one is killed on the job, you should file a workers’ compensation claim. Workers compensation is established by state law. The attorneys at Koonz, McKenney, Johnson & DePaolis L.L.P. help injured workers and their families recover for their medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

You and your family may be entitled to workers compensation benefits. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case. You can also visit our Facebook page for more information.

Did You Know: In 2010, approximately 208,470 workers sustained fall-related injuries in construction accidents.

Koonz, McKenney, Johnson & DePaolis L.L.P.

Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia Injury Attorneys

Source: http://www.wjla.com/articles/2014/03/maryland-man-falls-to-his-death-from-water-tower-101389.html

[ubermenu-map address=”Pasadena, MD” zoom=”14″ width=”375px” height=”375px”]

About the Author
Peter DePaolis joined the firm in 1980 and has since represented a large number of individuals involved in automobile collisions, truck accidents, bus crashes, defective products, and medical malpractice cases. A significant portion of Mr. DePaolis’ practice is devoted to working on behalf of people suffering from asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related cancers. He has led his firm’s fight against the asbestos industry and has recovered over $30 million in damages for asbestos victims and their families.