Construction sites can be dangerous, especially when accidents happen. The heavy machinery, dangerous tools and the exposed nature of the job all leave workers at risk. Unfortunately, fatal work-related accidents are all too common on construction sites.
Recently, an Illinois man was killed as he was working for a Chicago construction company. The man was in a staging area of a bridge project when a crane was lifting a 55 gallon drum into the area. Somehow, the drum fell and hit the man. The U.S. Coast Guard happened to be on the scene when the accident occurred and immediately started rescue efforts. Despite the help, the 51-year-old man died at the scene.