Working in and around heavy machinery and equipment at a construction site inherently has its risks. Such equipment might make a great deal of construction work in Texas and elsewhere significantly less difficult to perform, but heavy machines mixed with unstable ground could result in disastrous workplace accidents. A recent construction accident in another state ended with one man being airlifted to a local hospital.
According to police, the accident occurred between 10 and 11 a.m. on a recent Monday at the construction site of a home. A man became trapped under a portion of the home’s foundation after a sudden collapse. Upon arriving at the scene, emergency responders assert that the rescue was postponed on account of an excavator that was hanging on a slope just above the site of the collapse.
After securing the excavator using another piece of equipment, they were able to transport the man to a medical facility via helicopter. Reportedly, he suffered injuries to the lower extremities in the process. Although he was listed in stable condition, leg injuries can be serious in nature, potentially leading to long-term or permanent pain and suffering, and additional symptoms of harm may also appear over time.
Along with physical and/or emotional detriment, those who suffer serious injuries in workplace accidents may also face significant financial hardships that often accompany extensive medical bills and a potential loss of income. When involved in a similar incident, a person in Texas could choose to speak with an experienced attorney for advice on available options for financial relief. An attorney can evaluate the incident in question, along with a client’s financial needs, and assist in pursuing the compensation deserved through all applicable sources.
Source: Coventry, RI Patch, “OSHA To Investigate Monday Morning Construction Accident“, Margo Sullivan, June 26, 2017