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An 8-foot wall at a residential construction site fell last Monday, injuring two workers. The second-story wall apparently fell when the supporting jacks slipped.

The accident occurred in the 10200 block of Central Valley Road NW at about 10 a.m. Two workers crawled out from under the wall and a third was pulled out by fire crews. The injured workers were transported to Harrison Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

The injured workers have claims under the workers’ compensation system. Many people don’t know that workers’ compensation–which, for the most part, only applies to claims relating to the injured worker’s employer– is not necessarily the only source of recovery in construction accident cases. For example, a worker employed by a subcontractor may have claims against a general contractor if the general fails to ensure a safe worksite.

Read more: King-5

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