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Construction accidents

No matter how careful construction crew may be, accidents can still happen. Find out what went wrong, why it did, and how the people involved handled the situation at hand.



Drill Rig Collapses in Salt Lake City

Emergency responders are working to clear the area of an accident after a drill rig at a construction site in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, collapsed onto cars on State Street. The incident happened on March 15 just after 9 p.m....


Barge Carrying Construction Equipment Sinks

The Coast Guard and partner agencies located the missing barge, Dredge 200, Dec. 5, 2018, after it capsized and sank earlier this week in Broad Sound approximately two miles southeast of Nahant, Mass. The barge's location was confirmed by a contracted company using multi-beam sonar just north of the North Channel, the major shipping lane into Boston Harbor, in approximately 100 ft....


Florida Man Climbs Crane, Barricades Himself Atop Building

A man barricaded himself on the roof of a building under construction in Downtown Hollywood, Fla. and began throwing debris to the ground, Sunday morning, authorities said. According to Hollywood Police, they began to receive calls from concerned residents that someone was yelling in Hollywood's Young Circle, Sunday, at around 3:45 a.m....


Concrete Wall Crushes One Construction Worker, Injures Another

Authorities say a construction worker digging a trench at a San Diego County auto dealership was crushed by a collapsing concrete wall and killed. Heartland Fire & Rescue says in a statement that the 51-year-old man was digging a trench for a new wall in El Cajon Monday when an existing cinderblock wall fell on him....


Worker Killed in Minnetonka Construction Accident

A worker is dead following an accident at a Highway 169 construction site. The Minnesota State Patrol on Monday confirmed 38-year-old David Earl Hyde of Missouri was killed when a large metal pipe was dislodged from a trailer and fell on him....


Miami Metromover Crash Kills Construction Worker, Injures Another

One construction worker was killed and another seriously injured in a collision between their boom lift and a Metromover car early February 7th, according to Miami-Dade police. Oscar Cabrera, 43, died at Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center....


Accident in Trench Leaves One Dead at N.C. Construction Site

A man died Thursday night at a construction site on Vagabond Road in east Mecklenburg County when an object fell on him. Initial reports indicated crews responded to a trench collapse at the accident site....


Driver Charged With DWI After Hitting Five Construction Workers on I-77

North Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating after a suspected drunk driver hit five construction workers on I-77 north in the early morning of January 31, 2017. The driver of the vehicle has been identified as Charles Breeding....


Update: San Antonio Construction Accident Kills 19-Year-Old Woman

"She was only 19," said Selena Salazar, Rodriguez's sister-in-law. "She was so young and, on top of that, her birthday is Friday. We had so much planned to go out and have fun."But those plans were cut short when, Bexar county deputies say, a backhoe operator didn't know Rodriguez was in a 15-foot hole....


Woman, 19, Killed in Construction Accident

A 19-year-old female construction worker was killed Monday in a work-related accident in west Bexar County. The fatality was reported around 10:30 a.m. at a construction site in the 13700 block of Potranco Road, the Bexar County Sheriff's Office said....







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