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Back of the Yards construction accidentA worker has been killed in a Back of the Yards construction accident on the Southwest Side of Chicago, according to authorities.

Back of the Yards Construction Accident Fatal

On January 15, 2021, at approximately 11:00 a.m., emergency medical responders and police were called to a meatpacking plant under construction on South Packers Avenue in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood.

Shortly beforehand, 42-year-old Salem Davis had been attempting to move a filing cabinet out of the construction site. During this attempt, Mr. Davis tried to navigate the cabinet through an opening in a wall that was being propped up by a large wooden board. The board then dislodged and was knocked over, striking Mr. Davis and pinning him to the floor.

Mr. Davis was pronounced dead at the scene of the Back of the Yards construction accident when rescue workers arrived. Authorities later ruled his death accidental.

Attorneys Serving Construction Professionals

Construction accidents are often at the heart of some of the most challenging personal injury litigation matters, requiring knowledge not only of the applicable law but also of the construction industry and its operations.

When serious injuries occur on construction sites, as in the case of the Back of the Yards construction accident, competent legal counsel can make all the difference for the victims and their loved ones. For over four decades, GWC Injury Lawyers LLC has proudly represented construction trades workers. In fact, GWC has often been called “the construction accident law firm” because building trades unions frequently turn to us when one of their members is involved in an accident on a site.

And with more than $2 billion recovered in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients, GWC is one of the leading Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation law firms in Illinois. No other plaintiff attorneys in the state are more respected – or feared – by their opponents, both inside and outside of the courtroom. Our Chicago construction accident lawyers have the experience, the determination, the resources, and the well-earned reputation of success necessary to help injured workers and their families get the justice they deserve.

If you have been hurt on a construction site, contact GWC today to schedule a free, no-obligation case evaluation with one of our dedicated injury attorneys. You may call our office at (312) 464-1234 or click here to chat with a representative at any time.