On Tuesday, a construction worker was injured after a crane lowering a concrete wall into place shifted and the wall fell onto the man’s legs. The other workers were able to free the injured worker before firefighters arrived at the scene of the accident. The 23-year-old construction accident victim was taken to a local hospital and is expected to survive.
Construction workers face a number of hazards on the job. In addition to crane accidents, they might also be at risk for on-site explosions, falls, fires, welding accidents, excavation accidents, and machinery accidents. Such hazards can result in permanent physical, emotional, and psychological damage, which can make it difficult for the victim to return to work.
Worker Hurt In Bellevue Construction Accident, KIROTV.com, February 24, 2009
Construction worker injured in Bellevue, Seattle PI, February 24, 2009
Contact a Massachusetts construction accident attorney if you or a family member has been injured on the job.