If you’ve been keeping up with the local news, you may have heard about the man who died due to a fall at a construction site in Wisconsin. According to the news from Jan. 14, the man has now been identified as a 40-year-old from Cambridge.
Reports state that the worker died in what they believe was an accident at the construction site of the Edgewater Hotel. The Madison Fire Department responded to the scene at around 2:00 p.m. for a call that said the man had fallen at least 20 feet on the lake side of the site. An autopsy was performed to verify the reason for the man’s death, and the fall was found to be the cause of his injuries.
The man’s death is still under investigation by the Madison police. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration and medical examiner’s office are also still investigating. At this time, they have not reported what the man’s job was at the site or where he was working when he fell from the building.
In cases like these, it’s important for OSHA to make sure that the building and construction zones are safe for workers before they’re reopened. Safety measures should always be taken to prevent these serious injuries and deaths from taking place. If you’ve lost a loved one due to a workplace accident, you may want to look into your options for compensation for your personal injuries. In many cases, you may be able to seek compensation that will help you cover your expenses during this tragic time in your life.
Source: WMTV, “UPDATE: Wis. construction worker who died in fall IDed” No author given, Jan. 14, 2014