The Carroll Cropper Bridge that connects Boone County and Indiana has been under construction for months. Until just recently, this project was said to have an end date in November of 2015, but this date has now been pushed to December of 2015, and many Cincinnatians are even skeptical of that date.
With the nature of bridge construction, this work has caused many traffic delays and frustrated Cincinnati drivers. In September, I-275 went down to one lane on this bridge, causing very long delays and more dangerous driving and working conditions.
Normal construction zones—those that are operating on level ground—can be dangerous enough for the workers who are employed on the site; when this type of work is moved to a bridge, there are even more dangers introduced. When drivers are passing through a construction site, they are usually overtaken with frustration and anxiety, and they do not always take into account the safety of the workers involved. This can result in workplace injuries for these workers.
As of right now, there is no alternate route to get around the work that is happening on this Ohio-Indiana connection bridge. Many drivers are taking routes that include Kentucky Route 31, the Anderson Ferry, and Interstate 74, but many are still crossing this bridge. While this is perfectly legal, this creates a higher possibility for accidents, not only to drivers but to construction workers as well.
The construction industry is one of the top industries for workers’ compensation cases. With the nature of the job, many workers find themselves injured and unsure where to turn next. The construction around the Cincinnati, Ohio, area—including that on the Carroll Cropper Bridge—is very likely going to lead to accidents and injuries, no matter how much preventative action is taken. It is important that both drivers and workers alike are being smart in the decisions that they are making and keeping everyone’s safety in mind.
If you work in the construction industry in the Cincinnati, Ohio, area, you are most likely very familiar with all of the big projects, such as the reworking on the Carroll Cropper Bridge. If you have been injured on the job, whether it is on one of these sites or somewhere else, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. This can be a very complicated process, so it is important to work with an experienced attorney. The lawyers at The Harris Firm want to help you through this difficult time. Contact us today to get started.