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Gunnison County, CO – Construction Worker Fatally Injured on US-50

June 30, 2021 | 3 min read

Gunnison County, CO (June 30, 2021) – One man has lost his life following a workplace accident in Gunnison County on Tuesday. On June 29, emergency crews were called to the site of an incident on US Highway 50.

Reports from authorities show that a 69-year-old man from the Florissant area was working with the American Civil Constructors Mountain West, a subsidiary of Infrastructure & Energy Alternatives, Inc., when he became involved in an accident. The man was struck by a falling rock at the worksite.

Authorities rushed to the scene in an attempt to render aid to the man. However, he passed away from his injuries. At this time, the incident remains under investigation.

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the victim who lost their life in this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.

Fatal Construction Accidents in Colorado

The construction industry is one of the most dangerous in our state, as well as throughout the entire country. Here in Colorado, over 75 people lose their lives in accidents while on the job each year. Construction accidents make up a significant portion of fatal and severe injury accidents each year. Although we like to believe that her place of employment is safe and will provide us with an environment where we can perform our duties safely, this is not always the case. The unpredictability of the construction industry increases the chances of being severely injured or killed.

Some of the leading causes of construction accidents include falling objects, inadequate training, broken or defective equipment, and negligence. When people lose their lives on the job, it is crucial that their families take quick action to protect their legal rights. In some cases, surviving family members may have legal options available to help them recover. By reaching out to a Colorado wrongful death attorney, families can discuss the circumstances surrounding their loved one’s death and determine what legal options are available for them.

Our team at Burg Simpson understands the challenges that families face after losing loved ones and construction accidents. Not only are many families left to endear the mental and emotional consequences of the sudden loss of a loved one, but they often face significant financial consequences as well. For this reason, our personal injury attorneys in Colorado provide aggressive and responsive representation to ensure our clients are able to hold negligent parties accountable. Our team will identify all liable parties following your loved one’s death to ensure you are able to maximize your recoveries and move forward in the best way imaginable, given the unfortunate situation you’re forced to endure. Contact our Colorado personal injury law firm at your earliest convenience to schedule a free case evaluation with our team to discuss the legal options available for you. Do not wait, contact our team at (888) 895-2080 or 866-234-7768 to get started on your case as soon as possible.

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Disclaimer: At the personal injury law firm of Burg Simpson, we have made it our mission to give back to our local community members. We have dedicated our careers to changing peoples’ lives for the better by fighting for them in court to ensure that they receive fair and full compensation for their injuries and damages after suffering an injury.  We hope these posts will help bring awareness to the dangers of driving and will remind members of our communities to practice safer driving habits and take the necessary precautions to prevent being injured. This is not a solicitation for business. The information in this post should not be misconstrued as medical advice or legal advice. The photos depicted in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.