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Worker In ICU After Being Injured by Falling Wood Panel

Last Wednesday, a construction worker was injured at a restaurant construction site after a wooden wall panel fell on him. He’d been standing on a semitrailer helping guide the wall panel as it was being raised by a crane when it fell to the ground and hit him.

Police reports initially stated that the 50-year-old man sustained non-life-threatening injuries; however, his son said on Friday that the worker was in an intensive care unit on a breathing tube. He’d reportedly suffered a punctured lung, broken ribs, a broken arm, and a broken back. There was no timetable given on when he would be released from the hospital, but his son said it could be months.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration plans to investigate the construction accident to determine if any safety regulations were violated. In additional to falling objects, construction workers are also at risk for explosions, electrical shocks, crane accidents, and other hazards.

Source: Construction accident victim is in intensive care unit, ArgusLeader.com, December 4, 2010
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