Second Ohio Casino Collapse Injures 12
Construction on the Horseshoe Casino in Cincinnati has been delayed after a collapse on January 27, according to the Dayton Daily News. The US Department of Labor’s Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) launched an investigation to determine whey a floor collapsed during the construction project.
Rock Ohio Caesars and Messer Construction have put the project on hold until the investigation is complete. The collapse injured more than 12 workers, according to Jessie Folmar, spokesman for Messer Construction. Four of the injured workers were hospitalized overnight, and three required surgery.
Six weeks ago, a similar collapse occurred at the Horseshoe Casino site in Cleveland, also a Messer Construction project. Rock Ohio Caesars says that the two accidents are unrelated and have completely different contractors, and OSHA has verified. It is still a disturbing coincidence. The collapse in Cincinnati occurred as workers were pouring concrete on a steel deck on the second floor. The exact cause of the collapse has not been determined.
Have you or a loved on been injured on the job? Do you think that this is a coincidence that the two casinos managed by the same company collapsed?
Larrimer & Larrimer, LLC—Columbus workers comp attorneys.