Rick Moen, of Flandreau, South Dakota, was hospitalized after being crushed in a construction site accident in Sioux Falls. He suffered several broken bones, a punctured lung, and damage to his aorta when a wooden wall panel somehow fell on him. He will be in the hospital for months as a result of his work injuries.
Under OSHA’s Multi-employer worksite doctrine, and under the General Duty Clause, an injured worker who has a worker’s compensation claim may also be able to pursue a third-party action against the general contractor or other sub-contractor’s for creating or failing to remediate a hazardous condition. Work injury lawyers who specialize in representing those injured in construction site accidents can provide further information regarding your options if you’ve been in a construction accident, scaffolding collapse, or other workplace accident.