June was a deadly month for workers in Maryland. In just 8 days, four men were killed by the 4 most common types of fatal accidents on a construction site. These fatal four include:
- Struck by object
- Electrocutions as well as
- Caught in or between.
The Danger of Falls
Authorities are investigating the death of construction worker Michael David Zeller, of Essex, Maryland. Mr. Zeller was working for Kone, an international escalator and elevator company, and fell 20 feet down an elevator shaft while working on the planned headquarters of McCormick & Co. After falling down the shaft, Mr. Zeller’s body became trapped between the wall of the shaft and the elevator’s counterweight.