Eight days after fall from scaffolding, Mississippi construction worker dies

scaffolding leanThe deadliest accident in construction has claimed another victim. Gerald Moran, 42, died last week, eight days after suffering a 25-30 foot fall from scaffolding in Mississippi.

Moran fell while working November 3 on the roof of a large house being built in Ocean Springs, according to a report from the Hattiesburg American.

Moran went into a coma following the accident and was in critical condition due to brain and spinal cord injuries suffered during the fall.

Falls account for one-third of all construction deaths. You can read how to avoid these accidents on your jobsite here.