San Francisco Workers Hurt After Being Buried in Concrete

Posted on September 1, 2011

News sources report that four construction workers were injured in San Francisco on Wednesday when a barrier encasing wet concrete collapsed at the work site of a housing complex.

Concrete was being poured on the roof of a six-story building when the barrier, called a form, gave way, causing the four men to fall as many as three stories down a stairwell. The workers, who became covered in concrete, were pulled to safety by their coworkers then taken to a local hospital. Three men were listed in serious condition. The fourth was reported to be in good condition.

Workplace safety officials were at the scene of the accident to probe the incident, and the San Francisco District Attorney’s office is also looking into the collapse. Work has resumed on the $40 million project, which will include 196 apartments.

Authorities have examined other forms around the construction site and have no safety issues. According to federal records, inspections of the site in January and July found no safety violations.

Being a Los Angeles personal injury attorney, workplace safety is something I am very aware of. I wish the injured construction workers a rapid recovery. Because of my experience as a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer, I have seen first-hand the impact that accidents can have on individuals and families. I encourage construction workers and site operators alike to always employ proper safety measures.



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