Raleigh, NC (September 30, 2020) – A construction worker has lost his life after an accident at the North Carolina State University (NCSU) campus on Saturday. On September 26, police, firefighters, and emergency medical services responded to the site of a workplace accident.
Reports provided by local news sources show that Tiburcio Mendoza, a subcontract with DPR Construction, was at the North Carolina State University campus working on their new 185-000 square-foot sciences building.
While at the site, Mendoza was lifted up into the air, approximately 35-feet, when the wet ground caved in around the lift machine. As a result, Mendoza fell from the machine as it collapsed to the ground.
Mendoza was fatally injured in the accident. Responding emergency crews immediately secured the area and began investigating the circumstances surrounding the accident.
At this time, investigations are ongoing with DPR Construction, the North Carolina Department of Labor, and various other agencies.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Tiburcio Mendoza at this time.
Fatal Workplace Accidents in North Carolina
According to the United States Census Bureau, there are more than 3.8 million people who work in the state of North Carolina. Out of the total workforce, more than 220,000 are employed in the construction industry. This critical line of employment provides us with some of our most valuable land features and buildings. Although this is a thriving industry, it is one that presents unique challenges for workers. Regrettably, it is also the line of employment responsible for the most annual deaths.
Each year, thousands of people lose their lives in workplace accidents across the United States. More than 178 of these victims are involved in fatal accidents here in the state of North Carolina. Out of total victims, males make up approximately 91%. In many cases, construction workers lose their lives as a result of defective equipment, fall incidents, and unsafe work conditions. When victims are fatally injured on the job, it is important that their families seek the legal guidance of a knowledgeable wrongful death attorney in North Carolina as soon as possible. Various legal avenues exist for families who have lost loved ones as a result of negligence in our state.
Losing a loved one in a workplace accident may be one of the most difficult things you will ever have to deal with in your life. For this reason, the North Carolina workplace accident attorneys at Ricci Law Form, PA strive to help bereaved families move forward after experiencing the sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one. When negligence, defective equipment, and other reckless actions are the cause of deaths on the job in our state, we help surviving relatives to the decedent get the justice and compensation they deserve from all liable parties. Our team is available to meet with you at your earliest convenience and to help guide you through the complex legal system so you can get the justice you deserve. If your loved one lost their life in a construction site accident, contact our North Carolina personal injury attorneys at (252) 888-9381 to see how we can help you.
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