One Worker Dies, Another Injured in Anne Arundel County Construction Accident

A 27-year-old worker was killed and another man hurt in a Maryland construction accident on Friday. The incident took place at a work site at the Arundel Mills Mall lot.

According to officials, Leon Ray Sax was killed when a precast concrete wall collapsed. He had been standing in a mechanical arm’s bucket lift at the time and when the wall, which was approximately 30 feet tall and consisted of 25 tons of precast concrete, fell he became trapped. Also injured in the Anne Arundel construction accident was Darbin Suazo-Jimenez, who sustained life-threatening injuries.

The Hanover, Maryland construction site is going to be the location of a slots machine parlor and entertainment complex. The company building the complex is Cordish Cos. The general contractor for the project is Commercial Interiors Inc.

Sax and Suazo-Jimenez are not the first workers to get hurt on this site. In early July, a construction worker sustained a leg injury after a piece of concrete landed on him while he was working in a ditch.

Maryland Construction Accidents

With so many parties involved in a Hanover, MD construction accident, it can be difficult to determine who should be held liable in the event of an Anne Arundel County personal injury accident. While in most cases you cannot sue your employer for your work injuries—you are, however, likely entitled to Maryland workers’ compensation benefits—there are other parties involved in the construction project that are not your employer that you may be able to pursue via a third-party Maryland injury complaint.

Worker from Casino Project in ‘Serious but Stable’ Condition, Elkridge Patch, August 1, 2011
Construction Accident at Arundel Mills Slots Site Kills Worker, 1 Injured, Justice News Flash, August 2, 2011
One dead, one injured at Arundel Mills slots construction site, The Baltimore Sun, July 29, 2011

Related Web Resources:

Construction Accidents Overview, Justia

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