On Dec. 1, a construction worker was killed after being involved in a work accident at the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. Crews from the BWI Marshall Airport Fire and Rescue Department were called to the scene at around 2 p.m. after a report came in about an accident involving a concrete paver.
Prior to his death, the deceased worker had been involved in a concrete paving project on Taxiway D. He was reportedly working for a paving subcontractor called Hi-Way Paving, Inc. when the fatal work accident took place. The Maryland Transportation Authority Police launched an investigation into the incident, but details about what happened were not immediately released to the public.
According to reports, paramedics who were on the scene of the accident administered treatment to the injured worker. He was then transported to the Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie and pronounced dead. While the investigation was underway, the worksite near the south side of the airport was shut down. American Infrastructure is apparently managing the concrete paving project. It is unclear if any other workers were injured in the fatal accident.
The family of a construction worker who has been killed on the job could file a claim for workers’ compensation death benefits. While the family is adjusting to the sudden loss of income, workers’ compensation death benefits may help them to cover some of their expenses. Since this might be a difficult time for families to complete paperwork, they could choose to seek help from an attorney. With an attorney’s help, the family may also be able to pursue additional compensation through third-party claims.