On April 14, 2017, Susan Coons, a 44-year-old- Elizaville resident, was identified as a victim in a work construction accident. Coons was in the process of leveling a field at 7775 Albany Post Road when she was struck by a 800 ton bulldozer. According to state police, the partner was moving the machine to make a minor adjustment to the blade and then noticed that Coons was struck by the bulldozer.
Coons was taken to Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, where she was pronounced dead. An autopsy conducted revealed she died as a result of severe blunt force trauma. According to the ongoing investigation, Coons was working for Jeff Decker & Son. An investigation has been filed by The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA.) Multiple calls have been made to the construction company, but all calls have been unanswered. Situations like this calls for legal action.
Death or catastrophic injury is never easy for a family to handle, but if you or a loved one has been involved in a construction accident in which the various safety systems were ignored and failed to adequately protect you, you may have a potential claim for damages against the manufacturer and/or employer. The law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner is the oldest personal injury firm in Texas, and our experienced attorneys are standing by to assist with your claim. Call us today at 713-396-3964 or 800-594-4884 for your free consultation.