Construction Worker Killed After Fall at Work Site

By Peter DePaolis

A construction worker in McLean died after falling into a 15-foot hole at his work site.

The worker was reportedly operating a backhoe at a construction site when he somehow fell into the hole. He was identified as Juan Francisco Cema Alfaro of Falls Church.

At the time of the report, officials were still investigating the cause of the fall.

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Construction sites can be hazardous, and falls, in particular, are the leading cause of construction fatalities. When these accidents occur, it is important for employees to seek aid from workers’ compensation. If you are injured at work or lost a loved one due to a workplace accident, you should seek a workers’ compensation claim.

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Did You Know: Falls account for about 35 percent of total deaths in construction accidents.

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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.