The Liberty Center located in Liberty Township, Ohio, is one of the bigger construction projects the greater Cincinnati area has seen in recent years, costing nearly $350 million for its development. The entire site spans over 100 acres and is situated between Cincinnati and Dayton at the interchange of I-75 and Ohio 129 (or Liberty Way). It is a mini-city that is expected to be a major regional attraction.
Liberty Center is considered to be a “multi-use center” where people can live, work, and play—all in the same place. It is complete with shopping and dining options, entertainment venues, parks and other recreational areas, office space, luxury residential apartments, and hotels. All in all, it has over 800,000 square feet of retail space, 75,000 square feet of office space, 240 apartments, and a 130-room AC Marriott Hotel.
This community center had its grand opening on October 22, 2015, officially ending construction that has been under way since fall of 2013. During this time, at least a half a dozen general contractors employed hundreds of workers. These included structural iron and steel workers, electricians, roofers, painters, masons and stone workers, carpenters, inspectors, equipment operators, and plumbers—to name a few.
This project has been a huge success so far, and all of the construction workers involved have done an extraordinary job in turning project developer Yaromir Steiner’s vision into a reality.
However, no matter how successful a construction project may be, most of them leave some sort of an imprint on the workers involved. Construction jobs—which encompass quite a few various occupations—are some of the deadliest jobs in the world. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, one in five worker deaths in 2014 were in construction. The majority of these deaths were caused by the fatal four:
- Being struck by an object
- Getting caught in or between objects
At The Harris Firm in Blue Ash, Ohio, we are acutely aware of the accidents and injuries that take place on many construction sites. It is our duty to stress the importance of reporting injuries in construction zones—no matter how minor they may seem.
If you work in the construction industry in the greater Cincinnati area, do not let any injuries go by unaddressed. The Ohio workers’ compensation system is designed to ensure that you receive the financial benefits you deserve after you have been hurt on the job. We urge you to report any accidents or injuries as soon as they happen.
In addition, we encourage you to seek legal counsel from a workers’ compensation attorney. At The Harris Firm, we have been handling these types of cases through multiple generations. Give us a call for a free initial consultation. It is a complicated process, and we do not recommend you go through it alone. To learn more about the workers’ compensation process, click here.