Today in Philadelphia, a construction lift was being used to complete façade work on a church building when it fell over, injuring one of the construction workers. The building was Basilica Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul. It is reported that the worker, 33-years-old, was taken to the hospital in a stable condition. There were no other reported injuries. People were then asked to vacate the area while the equipment was taken away. The cathedral was scheduled to have a viewing of former archbishop Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua just a few hours later. No specific cause to the accident has been stated yet, but it is under investigation by the Federal Occupational Safety and health Administration.
Every year, more than 1,000 workers are killed in construction accidents, giving the construction occupation the third highest number of worker deaths in the entire United States. Employers are required to take safety precautions when putting their employees at risk for collapse injuries, so if you or someone you know has been injured in a construction accident, you may be entitled to compensation. At Arnold & Itkin, we can guarantee that an
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