There are numerous areas on every construction site that have to be assessed for safety hazards prior to the commencement of operations. This is an enormous responsibility on the shoulders of any construction company owner in Colorado or another state. Neglecting hazard assessments can lead to employees being injured at work, and in some cases workplace injuries can be fatal.
The death of a worker in the elevator shaft of a building under construction in another state is being investigated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. At first, it was reported that the worker had fallen seven stories in the elevator shaft of the high-rise apartment building. However, the county prosecutor's office subsequently indicated that, instead of falling down the shaft, the man was actually trapped between the door of the elevator and the roof of the car, and he was dragged upward for seven stories.