The Formula One race was this past weekend in Austin, and we are proud that our city hosted it. But the event also reminded us of an accident that occurred during the construction of the Circuit of the Americas.
During its construction, a construction vehicle rolled over onto a man, which resulted in him going into cardiac arrest because of traumatic injuries. He was airlifted to University Medical Center Brackenridge.
The construction accident did not occur on the racetrack but on the northwest side of the construction site off FM 812 in Travis County. The injured man was an experienced operator with many hours of training.
The 2011 Annual Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses showed that private industry workplaces in Texas reported a total of 196,642 nonfatal injuries and illnesses during 2011, an incidence rate of 2.7 cases per 100 equivalent full-time workers. This rate was unchanged from the previous year, according to the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation.
The survey also showed that rates in Texas’ mining and construction industries increased from 1.4 to 1.8 (29 percent) and 2.5 to 2.8 (12 percent), respectively.
Construction and work-related accidents often occur due to the negligence of someone else. If you or a loved one have endured construction injuries, you deserve compensation. Contact the Barry Law Group today, so we can help you get the justice you are entitled to.