Sean Taylor lost his life in a tragic accident while working at a Grand Prairie construction site.
Taylor, a master welder whose family resides in College Station, was traveling to Grand Prairie to support his family of six, including two children with Down Syndrome.
A former Navy man, Taylor was working at the site of an outlet mall off of Interstate 20. They were hoisting wall panels into place with a crane when one panel apparently struck another. Taylor wasn’t able to escape before he was crushed by the falling panel. He died instantly.
The family has hired a construction worker accident attorney in order to find answers as to what ultimately caused this heartbreaking accident. The developers of the outlet mall, Paragon Outlets, have released a statement expressing their condolences and stating that an OSHA investigation is being conducted.
Tragedies such as this are an example of why organizations such as OSHA exist. Construction sites can be extremely dangerous, especially when large cranes are involved. Whenever massive, heavy pieces are being moved into place, a precise attention to safety and details must be used. The consequences can be catastrophic.
Just as OSHA is committed to making construction sites safer, so are construction accident attorneys. If you or someone you know has been severely injured or died as the result of a construction accident, you should contact an attorney. They will investigate the events of the accident and search for answers to what truly happened and whether or not proper care was taken to avoid injuries and death.