Las Vegas, NV (June 10, 2022) – On Friday morning, June 10, a deadly accident occurred on U.S. Highway 95 near the Centennial Parkway exit when a construction beam collapsed on top of a car.
Las Vegas Fire & Rescue, along with Nevada State Police, responded to the site of the incident. Early reports indicate that the driver of a tractor-trailer hauling a large piece of construction equipment was traveling southbound on Highway 95 when it collided with a metal beam while passing under an overpass. The metal beam then hit the driver traveling behind the tractor-trailer. Medics attempted life-saving measures, but the driver, identified only as a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police officer, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Authorities said that the tractor-trailer driver is now cooperating with their investigation but have released no further details. An investigation into the incident is underway.
We would like to share our heartfelt sympathies with the family of the deceased victim.
Deadly Work Accidents Across Nevada
In Nevada, private sector employers reported about 30,000 injuries and illnesses on the job in 2020. According to statistics given by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, this resulted in an incidence rate of around 3% per 100 full-time equivalent employees. What’s more, there are several reasons for industrial injuries and fatalities, including chemical exposure, electrical shocks, construction accidents, and defective equipment.
Among the leading causes of these occupational injuries include, but are not limited to falls, being hit by broken or malfunctioning pieces of equipment, and repetitive motion that leads to human error or safety code violations.
Those afflicted by workplace accidents almost always face financial hardships, long-term physical ailments or chronic health problems, and mental anguish. Tragically, when these victims pass away, their loved ones may find themselves in an extraordinarily difficult situation. In addition to mourning the abrupt death of a loved one, families are often made to shoulder excessive medical and funeral costs.
However, if you or a loved one were injured or killed in a workplace accident, you may have legal alternatives moving forward. In the event that you’ve been affected by a preventable work accident, please call a Nevada injury accident attorney as soon as possible. With the guidance of an experienced Nevada wrongful death attorney, you may have possible legal remedies.
At the Eric Roy Law Firm, you may chat with one of our Las Vegas workplace accident lawyers whenever it is most convenient for you. Our purpose is to truly understand your goals for your personal injury or wrongful death claim and surpass your expectations, so you can be confident that we will provide prompt and effective advice and legal services.
In addition to organizing a tailored session and lunch with each and every client who contacts us, we also adapt our recommendations to your particular needs. We recognize how difficult and frustrating this time is for you and your family, and we will be by your side every step of the process with the care and compassion you need. Our devoted legal team has fought for victims and their families for years. Please call us at 702-423-3333 so that we can promptly arrange your free consultation for the review of your accident claim.
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