One person has been killed and another has been seriously injured in a Lisle boom lift accident at a suburban office building.
Concrete Broken in Lisle Boom Lift Accident
The Lisle boom lift accident occurred shortly before 6:30 a.m. on June 27, 2021. At that time, a 60-year-old man and a 43-year-old man were standing on a boom lift that had placed on the roof of a parking garage at the 2300 block of Cabot Drive. According to the Lisle Police Department, the men were in the process of washing the windows of an adjacent office building when the boom lift’s rear wheels broke through the concrete of the parking garage roof, causing both of them to fall from the lift.
Emergency responders from the Lisle-Woodridge Fire District transported the two victims from the scene of the Lisle boom lift accident to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, where the 60-year-old died from his injuries. The hospital admitted the 43-year-old to the intensive care unit, though no update on his condition was publicly available as of the following morning.
The Lisle boom lift accident left a large hole in the concrete of the garage. Building engineers and representatives with the village of Lisle subsequently deemed both the garage and the adjacent office building unsafe. They also prohibited the structures from further use pending evaluation and testing. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will be investigating the incident.
Helping Injured Victims of Premises Liability
The exact cause of the Lisle boom lift accident has not yet been determined. Generally speaking, however, when structural defects on a premises result in injury, its owner or owners might face potential legal repercussions.
Under Illinois law, a property owner has a duty to use reasonable care in connection with the property so as not to inflict harm upon others. If the owner is negligent with respect to the maintenance and/or ownership of that property, a victim might be eligible to obtain financial compensation for any injuries sustained by pursuing a premises liability claim.
If you have been harmed at a poorly maintained or defective property, reach out to the Illinois premises liability attorneys at GWC Injury Lawyers LLC.
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