Mankato Man Dies Following Workplace Fall in Jordan


According to The StarTribune, on July 10, 2015 John Dickerman, of Mankato, fell while working on an expansion project at Accu-rite Powder Coating in Jordan and later died from his injuries. Mr. Dickerman had come out of retirement to help out on the project for contractor R.L. Wells Construction.


The leading cause of death on construction sites is falls from height. Unfortunately nearly every injury or death caused by a fall from height is preventable. Proper planning, training and equipment all combine to protect workers from the risks of working at heights. Sometimes, despite best efforts to prevent such injuries, the equipment workers rely on fails to protect them when they need it most.


It is important to seek immediate assistance from an attorney who specializes in injury and wrongful death cases if you or someone you know has been injured in a construction accident. Experience is crucial to spotting potential claims. Such injuries are often processed as worker's compensation claims alone and other third party claims are not identified. Time is often critical in documenting and preserving critical evidence, especially in the case of a defective product or ever changing construction site. Experienced personal injury attorneys can provide advice and guidance on how to pursue such claims and take immediate action to protect the rights of injured people and their families. The personal injury attorneys at Maschka, Riedy & Ries will explore all potential sources of liability and recovery for their injured clients.


Source: StarTribune, "Construction worker, interrupting retirement, falls to death at Jordan job site " Paul Walsh, July 14, 2015.