Though accidents can happen at any Massachusetts job, construction areas are one of the more likely places an injury may occur due to factors such as significant heights or heavy machinery. Whatever the cause, a workplace accident can have serious consequences for those involved. Two workers in another state recently suffered serious injuries, with one worker later dying from those injuries.
According to officials, the victims were working in an area intended to become a large office supply store. For reasons that are still unclear, the two men fell about 40 feet to the ground. Reports indicate that the accident occurred in an area around a crane. The local branch of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is conducting an investigation.
Both police and fire crews responded to the incident. Specific details of the workers’ injuries was not reported, though both apparently suffered traumatic injuries and were taken to the hospital. Tragically, one of the men passed away at the hospital. The other was in stable condition at last report.
An injured employee may wonder how to proceed in light of a serious workplace accident. Many in that situation choose to file a workers’ compensation claim. Similarly, families who have lost a loved one on the job may be entitled to file for death benefits. When these claims are successful, claimants are then typically awarded monetary benefits that can be used to help pay for medical bills and include a wage replacement package. Anyone interested in learning more about this type of claim could consult an experienced Massachusetts workers’ compensation attorney for more information and assistance.
Source: wsoctv.com, “One dead, another seriously injured, after construction accident“, Nov. 26, 2017