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Construction worker dies on Iowa campus

Posted on Thursday, January 27th, 2011 at 10:37 am    

A worker was killed in a construction accident that occurred on Monday, January 24 on the University of Iowa arts campus.

52-year-old Kevin D. Hammons was pinned beneath a beam while working on a flood-damaged art building. The construction project is one of many ongoing rebuilding projects on the University of Iowa campus.

The art building and many other buildings were damaged in the 2008 Iowa River flooding, which is estimated to have caused more than $743 million in damage.

Hammons, of Washington state, was employed by a private contractor.

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a construction accident, you may be entitled to workers' compensation to help cover your injury expenses and other accident-related costs. To discuss your claim with an experienced Cedar Rapids construction injury lawyer, contact Leehey Olson Law, P.C., today at (319) 294-4424.


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