Published on
Last updated on

Worker Killed by Falling Beam in Construction Accident

A 46-year-old construction worker died at Mercy Hospital on September 27 after a three-ton steel beam struck the man at work. Sabahudin Ramulic, a Tonawanda resident, worked for Linita Design and Manufacturing in Lackawanna.

 

Patrick Barker, a co-worker, was also struck by the falling beam. Barker sustained non-life-threatening leg wounds.

 

Linita Design and Manufacturing makes structural products by welding steel into custom shapes. The company has received at least two work site violations from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in the past.

 

Avoiding Construction Accidents

 

Construction and manufacturing companies are required by law to provide several protections for their employees. Employers typically provide or require workers to wear safety goggles, steel-toed boots, hard hats, and back-support braces.

 

No amount of safety gear, however, could protect someone from a falling steel beam weighing three tons. That's why companies must also follow rigorous laws to lessen the likeliness of mistakes on the job.

 

Unfortunately, accidents can happen even when companies focus on accident prevention and safety precautions. When they do, people like Ramulic can lose their lives.

Ask The Disability Guys

RECENT POSTS

woman walking on trail
Our Goshen Workers Comp Lawyers Visit Land O Goshen Park
Published on
Last updated on
brown horse
Our Goshen Workers Compensation Lawyers Visit Good Time Park
Published on
Last updated on
towing a car after a distracted driver accident
Can I Claim Workers’ Comp If I Was Hit By A Distracted Driver During Work?
Published on
Last updated on

Testimonial

They kept my best interests at heart. Updates on a regular basis of the status of the case and returning of calls was much more prompt after I started dealing with the same lawyers and support team.
Danielle Dexter, Workers Comp Client from Westchester County
fnfhn