Cohen, Snyder, Eisenberg & Katzenberg, P.A. - Maryland Personal Injury Lawyers

5th highway worker killed on the job in just over a year

When it comes to employee safety, some jobs are simply more prone to accidents than others. Someone working at a retail store in Baltimore is less likely to be injured in a traumatic fashion than someone at a factory, for example. Make no mistake, though: White-collar workers can most certainly be injured at work, but it may more often be from carpal tunnel syndrome or from improperly lifting a heavy object.

As might be expected, construction is one of the most dangerous vocations for workers in Maryland. This was demonstrated again recently when a worker on Interstate 695 was hit by a pickup truck while standing on the shoulder. The 54-year-old worker was killed -- and he is the fifth state highway worker to die as a result of an on-the-job injury over the last year.

The man was part of a work crew that was clearing trees so that they did not encroach on the freeway. Officials said that the truck that hit the man apparently swerved into him; they had no apparent reason why this would have happened.

An incident such as this one has several potential negligent parties. The driver of the truck that plowed into the worker is an obvious candidate. However, because the man was hurt on the job, during the course of his duties of employment, the subcontractor he worked for, as well as the State Highway Administration, could be considered as well. An experienced workplace injuries attorney can assist people in this situation to determine their next steps.

Source: CBS Baltimore, "Construction Worker Struck, Killed On I-695," Meghan McCorkell, Jan. 31, 2014

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  • AMERICAN ASSOCIATION for JUSTICE
  • AABA
  • MARYLAND ASSOCIATION FOR JUSTICE
  • BAR ASSOCIATION OF BALTIMORE CITY | 1880
  • MSBA | MARYLAND STATE BAR ASSOCIATION
  • MARYLAND CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEYS ASSOCIATION
Email Us For A Response

How can we help you?

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Cohen, Snyder, Eisenberg & Katzenberg, P.A. - Maryland Personal Injury Lawyers

Cohen, Snyder, Eisenberg & Katzenberg, P.A.

347 N Charles St
Baltimore, MD 21201

Phone: 443-529-0795
Baltimore Law Office Map

153 W Patrick St
Suite A
Frederick, MD 21701

Phone: 443-529-0795
Frederick Law Office Map

112 W Pennsylvania Ave
Suite 302
Bel Air, MD 21014

Phone: 443-529-0795
Bel Air Law Office Map

7420 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd
Suite 2
Glen Burnie, MD 21061

Phone: 443-529-0795
Glen Burnie Law Office Map

1760 Eastern Blvd
Essex, MD 21221

Phone: 443-529-0795
Essex Law Office Map

1 Olympic Place
Suite 900
Towson, MD 21204

Phone: 443-529-0795
Map & Directions