Denver’s ‘Blue Mustang’ and construction deaths

The rearing Blue Mustang – a 32-foot-high fiberglass sculpture that has guarded Denver International Airport for the last decade – has gained notoriety not just for its glowing neon red eyes and locally-dubbed nickname of “Blucifer.” It actually killed its creator Luis Jimenez. The renowned and, sometimes, controversial sculptor essentially died in a workplace accident…


Preventing Backover Accidents

Backover accidents: They don’t happen very frequently, but when they do, they often result in death or serious injuries. A backover accident happens when a vehicle that is going in reverse hits a person who is standing, walking, or kneeling behind the vehicle. Construction workers are most susceptible to backover accidents, but they can happen…


Crushing injuries, dashed hopes

Some jobs inevitably put you between one solid object and another. When this happens you may suffer injury by crushing. Crushing or compression injuries are a horrific class of injuries that can happen in a number of ways: You may be caught between two vehicles. A vehicle can tip over onto you. A vehicle can…


Construction worker settled for $3.8M in lift collapse

Workers can’t sue their employers. But third parties are fair game. A New York construction worker survived a 45-foot fall but suffered disabling injuries when lift equipment failed during a church ceiling restoration project. He recently reached a settlement for $3.8 million against the church for major injuries to his ankles, spine, head and hand….


Can construction workers receive workers’ compensation and disability benefits?

Construction employees work around hazards such as tall heights, heavy equipment, and sharp tools. When accidents happen the injuries can be worse than in most professions. These injuries will have a major impact on daily life and can last a long time. When employees see that their workers’ compensation benefits are not what they need…


Construction workers injured after falling inside structure

As buildings are built in Aurora, many construction companies take great care to reduce the number of falls from the roof of the building. While falling from the roof is certainly a risk, it is also important to remember that there is also a risk of falling within a partially constructed structure. Colorado employers also…

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