According to WJLA 7, a Maryland worker fell to his death from a water tower in Pasadena, Maryland on the evening of March 21.
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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.
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 & Lightfoot, L.L.P. help injured workers and their families recover for their medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Did You Know: In 2010, approximately 208,470 workers sustained fall-related injuries in construction accidents.