Free Consultations 720-759-3064
Eley Law Firm
Free Consultations 720-759-3064
PLEASE NOTE: To protect your safety in response to the threats of Covid-19, we are offering our clients the ability to meet with us in-person, via telephone, or through video conferencing. Please call our office to discuss your options.
View Practice Areas

2 workers fatally injured at work in construction zone

Road construction workers nationwide, including in Colorado, put their lives on the line almost daily. Not only is their safety often compromised by negligent drivers who pass through construction zones but also by the dangerous equipment and construction vehicles on the work sites. In a tragic incident at a road construction zone in another state, two people were fatally injured at work.

According to a police report, the incident occurred during the mid-afternoon on a recent Tuesday. A driver of a dump truck that was backing up ran down two employees of the same crew. Reportedly, the two workers were directing the reversing driver in the truck. The victims were a 38-year-old man and a 50-year-old woman.

Officials said the woman died upon impact, and the man survived only until emergency workers arrived at the scene of the accident. Police reported that the truck driver was extremely traumatized and had to be transported to a hospital where he was kept for observation. The two deceased workers and the truck driver were employed by a paving contractor.

Such unexpected deaths of loved ones who were fatally injured at work are naturally extremely traumatizing for the surviving family members. Not only will they have to deal with their emotions but also with the financial hardships that will likely follow. Colorado families may pursue assistance to cope with the costs of end-of-life arrangements and basic living expenses after the sudden losses of income. Death benefits claims may be filed with the workers' compensation insurance system by family members to pursue the financial assistance they may be needing.

Source:, "No charges in fatal Rt. 11 construction mishap, investigation continues", Matthew Fultz, Isabel Rosales, July 18, 2016

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

2000 S. Colorado Blvd. No. 2-740
Denver, CO 80222

Phone: 720-759-3064
Fax: 720-724-2100
Denver Law Office Map