Construction Worker Using Portable Toilet Injured After Steel Beam Falls on Him

 The photo above was not from the same job site mentioned below. Photo by  dankeck

The photo above was not from the same job site mentioned below. Photo by dankeck

It has not been a good few months to use portable toilets on a construction job site.  In September, a 28 year old man was run over by a dump truck while using a portable toilet on his job site in Louisiana. A couple months later, another accident involving a portable toilet has happened.

Just last month, another serious injury occurred in North Carolina, when a steel beam fell 5 stories on top of a 38 year old man also using a portable toilet on ground level, according to reports from WRAL. The accident happened around 3:30pm on November 9th at a site which will be the future home of 1.3 million square feet of parking, retail, office, and residential space.

According to police on that day, the man, who worked for the plumbing subcontractor, was transported to a local hospital after sustaining “critical injuries.” The initial report stated that the beam “fell off a building.”

The North Carolina Department of Labor was on site shortly the incident to perform their investigation. There has not been an update on the injured worker’s condition yet.

Below is a picture of the damaged portable toilet: