Children Emergency RoomA wall of dirt collapsed at a Lincoln County, North Carolina construction site this past weekend that resulted in the death of two children.  The children were apparently playing in a hole on the property when a man noticed a wall of dirt collapse on them.  Emergency Management Personnel were called, and the rescue began.

The emergency personnel worked at the site for hours, and the rescue mission became a recovery mission by 9:30 p.m.  Neighbors in the area were huddled around the scene in hopes of seeing a child arising from the dirt mound.  The earth was so impacted, that a structural engineer was brought on the scene to assist the emergency people.

The bodies had still not been identified by 10:00 p.m., and there were still many questions to resolve, including whether building permits were issued.  Charlotte and Huntersville fire units also came to the scene to assist the local authorities with the search.  The children are believed to be deceased.  If a building permit had not been issued, this may result in the negligence of those who were building.

This accident is a parent’s worst nightmare; kids are playing and all of a sudden a dirt mound falls on them.  Multiple questions go through the minds of the parents and other loved ones.  A major question being, who is responsible for this?  At Reeves, Aiken & Hightower, LLP, we can help to punish those who are responsible for a wrongful death, or personal injury.  We are here to help you with the terrible consequences of someone else’s stupidity.  Please give us a call at 803-374-4444, or toll-free at 877-374-5999.  We will try to get you the compensation you deserve.