Philadelphia, PA – Man Killed in Fatal Construction Accident on Ramona AveLawPaWriter
Philadelphia, PA (July 27, 2021) – At 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning, July 27, a man was killed in a fatal construction accident in Philadelphia.
According to police, the accident happened in the early morning hours at an Amazon warehouse under construction at 700 Ramona Avenue. A construction worker, identified only as a 29-year-old man, was standing between a slope and a retaining wall. The slope collapsed and buried the worker alive. By the time that other workers were able to dig him out, he was badly crushed.
Paramedics and special operation companies quickly arrived at the scene to help the victim. They removed the victim from the slope. He was rushed to Temple University Hospital where he was tragically pronounced dead. His injuries were consistent with crush syndrome and workers said he was knocked out by the accident.
The workplace was closed down for an extended period of time until the scene was cleared.
No further details have been released but the investigation remains ongoing.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Construction Accidents in Pennsylvania
Construction zones are one of the most dangerous workplaces in the entire state of Pennsylvania, causing serious injuries and fatalities to hundreds of victims every single year. In 2019, it was reported that approximately 154 people were killed in Pennsylvania workplace accidents, with a large percentage of these incidents happening in construction zones. These accidents happen in the blink of an eye even though they can typically be prevented when precautions are taken. It is never easy to lose a loved one taken too soon by a construction accident. If you have suffered these enormous losses, you should always have the help of a dedicated legal advocate on your side.
Losing somebody you love in a fatal construction accident can deeply impact your family, which is why you should have the help of a Pennsylvania construction accident lawyer on your side. As you are grieving the loss of a loved one taken too soon by one of these accidents, you may wonder where you can turn on a financial level. You may find that your loved one’s employer, workers, manufacturers, or other parties are responsible for the loss of your loved one. If you have lost somebody closest to you in an accident, you have a variety of options. You should speak with a Pennsylvania wrongful death attorney in your time of need.
At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, we have diligently assisted many victims of construction accidents over the years, including families who have lost loved ones. We believe that these accidents can be prevented and will help you by providing you with the resources you need to be successful in your claim. Speaking with an attorney can help you work toward compensation for a wide array of financial aspects such as medical bills, funeral costs, pain and suffering, and so much more. If you have lost a loved one in a construction accident, please contact an accident attorney in Pennsylvania at (215) 731-9900 for more information on your options moving forward.
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