Cincinnati Overpass Collapse Kills One, Injures Another - O'Connor Acciani & Levy

Cincinnati Overpass Collapse Kills One, Injures Another

January 20, 2015 | By O'Connor Acciani & Levy
Cincinnati Overpass Collapse Kills One, Injures Another UPDATE: Police have identified the construction worker involved in the accident as Brandon Carl, 35, of Kentucky. Carl was operating a backhoe when the bridge collapsed. The Cincinnati Fire Department has released initial details on the collapse of an interstate overpass in Cincinnati on Monday evening. According to the report, the incident occurred on I-75 in the southbound lanes just near Hopple Street and resulted in the death of a construction worker and the injury of a truck driver that hit the debris from the bridge as it crashed into the roadway. If you have suffered a work injury contact one of our leading workers' compensation attorneys today for a free legal consultation. Witnesses to the scene were quoted as hearing "a real big boom," which was followed shortly after by a number of police cars that rushed to the scene. In a statement from Police Chief Jeff Blackwell:
"The big rig driver is very lucky; in a matter of seconds his fate would have probably been different."
Blackwell has advised that the City of Cincinnati will work together with the Department of Transportation to determine the cause of the incident. In the interim, several hundred tons of concrete and debris are being removed from the scene, with southbound lanes on the interstate cheap drugs being closed for at least another 48 hours. While the names of the deceased construction worker and the injured trucker are yet to be released, the driver was taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center with what are believed to be minor injuries. The investigation continues. Be sure to check back at www.oal-law.com for the latest updates. Have you or someone that you love been hurt or fatally injured in a construction accident? Did you know that you or the families of those involved may be eligible to file a damages lawsuit claiming financial compensation for your losses? At the law offices of O'Connor, Acciani and Levy, we have been helping injury victims and their families throughout Cincinnati for more than 30 years fight for the justice that they deserve. With a proven track record of success that has resulted in our legal professionals obtaining  tens of millions in compensation for our clients, we are here to help. To learn more about your legal options, contact a personal injury lawyer from our law firm today at (877) 288-3241 for your no obligation, 100% FREE consultation. You can also click "here" to speak with an online representative in real time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.