According to a construction accident attorney, a worker assisting in the effort to stabilize a portion of Route 24 in Rocks State Park was killed Friday afternoon in an accident currently under investigation by state authorities.
The man, who was not identified Friday afternoon by investigators, and another worker entered the base of a ravine at the site to retrieve equipment shortly after 1:30 p.m., according to Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS Association spokesman Rich Gardiner. At that time, a concrete jersey wall fell on the man from above, Gardiner said, while the other worker sustained non-life-threatening injuries from other debris. A third individual was transported from the scene after experiencing an unspecified “medical emergency,” he said; that person’s injuries were also not life-threatening.
The victim was an employee of Corman Construction of Annapolis Junction, Md., lead contractor on the project, according to State Highway Administration spokeswoman Kelly Boulware.
Arthur Cox, president of C.G. Enterprises Inc., Corman Construction’s parent company, confirmed the fatal accident, and said members of the company’s senior management were at the site Friday evening to assist investigators. Cox declined to identify the employee, but said the victim’s father was present at the job site at the time of the accident.
“Obviously our hearts go out to his family, they’re our primary concern right now,” Cox said. “Safety is a paramount concern of this company, we take it very seriously.” And if you are a victim of a construction accident, then you might want to contact a manhattan construction accident lawyer for legal help.
As the incident was an industrial accident, investigators with the Maryland Occupational Safety and Health department of the state Division of Labor, Licensing and Regulation were leading the inquiry, according to DLLR spokeswoman Maureen O’Connor. O’Connor had no additional details regarding the accident, and expected the preparation of a full report to take at least several days. Members of the Harford County Sheriff’s Office and the state Department of Natural Resources Police also assisted at the scene. The victim’s family has already contacted a wrongful death lawyer to handle the case.