Lawrence, WI- A construction worker died early Friday morning following a crane accident on a worksite on a Highway 41 expansion project.
Police were called to the scene around 8:30 a.m. following an accident involving a crane. Investigators believe the crane fell onto the worker, whose identity has not been revealed pending notification of his family.
The Occupational Health and Safety Administration are investigating the accident to determine the cause.
This is the second work-related death in the Green Bay area this week. On Tuesday, a Green Bay city employee a woman was seriously injured when she got trapped beneath an industrial riding lawnmower while she was working alone. She died of her injuries Wednesday.
Construction is a dangerous occupation so it is critical that employers provide safe and well-maintained equipment along with comprehensive safety training. Sometimes the injured employee can become permanently or temporarily disabled.
When an employee is injured on the job they may be entitled to compensation, which can be obtained by an accident lawyer, if their employer has failed to adequately protect them from danger.
Employees, who are injured while working, should contact an accident attorney immediately to determine if an employer was negligent in their duties and begin gathering the evidence needed to build an effective case. Injury victims can be assured that their accident lawyer will fight to make certain they get a favorable settlement for their injuries.