In Dorchester, Massachusetts at the site of a new commuter rail stop under construction, an eight-ton piece of equipment injured a construction worker when it began swinging through the air last week. The worker sustained non-life threatening chest injuries and was transported to Boston Medical Center for treatment.
Construction sites are among the most dangerous working conditions, and construction hazards can include welding accidents, fires, crane collapses, explosions, and other dangerous circumstances. As a result, injured workers may sustain spinal cord injuries, disfigurement, or brain trauma. Some injuries some be so severe that they prevent the victim from returning to work. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) monitors safety conditions at construction work sites and other sites to ensure that appropriate safety precautions are followed.
In the event of an injury on the job in Massachusetts, you need a lawyer who understands OSHA regulations and will work with you, your employer, and your insurer to make sure you receive all of benefits you are owed. Contact a Massachusetts construction accident lawyer for information on your right to workers’ compensation. We have represented seriously injuries workers in cities throughout Massachusetts, so ask about your free consultation.
Construction Accident in Dorchester Injures 1, WHDH.com, July 31, 2008