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Wall falls on construction worker in Chicago

Chicago residents trust that the houses where they live and offices where they work are built with a certain degree of care. Structures must be strong enough to withstand the rigors of Illinois winters as well as the threats of tornadoes and storms that arrive each summer. Though they exercise a lot of discretion with regard to how they decorate them, most people trust the integrity of their homes and offices to the expertise of others.

Well-built structures can take a long time to erect due to the many important decisions that must be made in constructing them. In the same vein, the deconstruction of buildings can be a painstaking process that must be executed with great care. The metal, concrete and other durable products used in building assembly can become significant dangers if they are improperly demolished or handled.

A horrific accident at a Chicago construction sites demonstrates just how quickly problems can arise when buildings are involved. A construction worker from Lockport was working at a site when a concrete wall fell on top of him. Though he was pulled from the collapsed wall and taken to the hospital in critical condition, he later passed away from his injuries.

Construction site accidents like this one are unfortunately common across the nation with both construction workers and everyday people getting hurt. Whether due to improper training or insufficient warnings, many people are hurt when they fail to recognize the many dangers that lurk when buildings are being erected or razed. Chicago construction accident attorneys can help victims advocate for their rights in these situations.

Structures are built and deconstructed each day in Chicago. Most projects occur without problems but in some cases people get hurt. Compensation may be available to those individuals with legal claims for damages.

Source: CBS Chicago, "Lockport Construction Worker Dies After Chicago Accident," May 23, 2014

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