A construction worker in Iowa at the Briar Cliff University Heelan Hall expansion was struck by falling masonry and crushed. His name was not released. The worker was Jorge Morales of North Sioux City, South Dakota. His residence will stop his family from receiving benefits in Iowa. Construction site accidents like this one are prevented by creating and then enforcing a safe-work zone. Whenever workers below are in danger proper precautions should be made. It's up to the supervisors to create and to enforce the rules, but when they fail to do so most construction contracts provide for enforcement by the general contractor.
Sioux City Worker Killed in Construction Accident at Briar Cliff University NewYorkInjuryNews (press release) Officials with the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are expected to arrive at the scene to conduct their own investigation. Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for Iowa construction accident lawyers.
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SIOUX CITY, IOWA - Authorities have identified a construction worker who died in an incident at Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa.