Birmingham, AL – DOT Employee Killed in Road Accident on I-65

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Birmingham, AL (October 19, 2021) – Officials with the Birmingham Police Department are investigating an incident where a worker was killed on the job. The incident occurred on Monday, October 18th around 10:00 a.m. along Interstate 65 northbound near Daniel Payne Drive.

According to a report, a 57-year-old man was working on an interstate sign. The man, who was an employee of the Alabama Department of Transportation, was in a bucket truck elevated above the highway. The man fell out of the elevated seat of the truck and landed on the ground below. When rescue workers arrived, he was rushed to UAB Hospital where he was pronounced dead at approximately 10:20 p.m.

There is no word on the cause of the accident at this time. The circumstances surrounding the incident remain under investigation. No additional information has been released.

We would like to extend our most sincere condolences to the deceased victim’s family following this tragic fatal incident in Birmingham.

Workplace Accidents in Birmingham

In 2019, there were more than 33,000 reported workplace injuries and illnesses reported among private industry employers in Alabama. In that same year, 89 people were killed while working on the job. Some industries have the potential to be extremely hazardous to employees and their health. These industries typically include construction work, law enforcement, transportation, and factory work. These workers are often exposed to dangers each day on the job, including electrical hazards, heavy machinery, traffic, and other dangerous individuals. Employees in these fields often take precautions to lower their risk of being hurt or killed due to a workplace accident but sometimes the precautions are not enough.

If you have lost a family member due to an Alabama workplace accident, you should speak with a qualified attorney to understand your legal rights as soon as possible. There is a complex web of laws surrounding workplace incidents and many people are rightfully confused about which laws apply to their specific situation. An experienced attorney can help guide you through the process as you navigate the legal system during this difficult time.

Birmingham Workplace Accident Attorneys

At Cory Watson Attorneys, our experienced team of workplace accident lawyers in Birmingham will help answer your questions and protect your legal rights. We will thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding the workplace incident and will ensure that any responsible parties are held accountable for their actions. Most employers will follow proper safety protocol but not all of them will do everything that can be done to ensure the safety of workers. We are here to help you determine if you are entitled to compensation under the specific circumstances of your case.

Our team stands ready to help at any time. Our consultations are free to all potential and prospective clients. When we meet with you, we will go over your situation and your legal rights to help you make the correct choice on how you should move forward. To schedule your appointment with a Birmingham workplace accident lawyer, please contact us using the link on our website or give us a call at (205) 328-2200.

Notes: Outside sources were used when creating this post. Some of these sources include local and state news reports, police and fire department reports, social media reports, and eyewitness accounts about this injury accident. Our writing team has not independently verified the facts surrounding this specific incident. For that reason, if you find any information that is inaccurate in this post, please contact our firm as soon as possible so that we can correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available. We will remove this post upon request. 

Disclaimer: At the personal injury law firm of Cory Watson Attorneys, we have focused our careers on giving back to our local community. Our careers have been dedicated to changing injured victims and their family’s lives for the better. We do this by fighting for and protecting their rights in a court of law to ensure that they receive full and fair compensation after being injured in an accident. Our goal is to bring awareness to the dangers associated with driving. The information provided in this post is not intended to be medical or legal advice. This is not a solicitation for business. The photo used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene.

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