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Texas man killed in commercial construction accident

A construction worker in Texas died after an accident at an El Paso commercial construction accident. The man was working on a new medical center at the time of the accident. He died around 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 24. Information regarding the exact details of the accident has been withheld pending notification of the victim's family.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is conducting an investigation in to this matter, and Fort Bliss officials are working with the agency to better understand the accident and the events that led to the man's death. The family of the victim may be able to request a copy of this report once the investigation is completed.

Although the worker in question is now deceased, a worker's compensation claim may still be filed. The insurance may be used to help cover the costs of the funeral and other final expenses. The family also may be able to pursue compensation for lost wages by working through the courts. The first step may be determining if the construction company or another agency was directly or indirectly responsible for the accident and the man's death.

The family may choose to work with an attorney as they move through the legal process. An attorney who is experienced in wrongful death claims can provide assistance with obtaining a copy of any official reports, reviewing the information, and possibly even conducting their own investigation into the construction injury. In addition to seeking compensation for definable losses, it may also be possible to seek punitive damages as a way of forcing a company or agency to make worksites safer in order to prevent another worker from being harmed in the future.

Source:, "Update: Worker at new WBAMC construction site dies in work-related accident," Jesse Martinez, Feb. 26, 2015

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