A Massachusetts construction worker sustained moderate crush injuries after getting hurt at T & K Asphalt Sealing in Whitman on Monday. The worker, 32, was under the cab of a bobcat when the bucket arms of the heavy machinery came down and crushed him. A co-worker lifted the construction equipment off the injured worker.
According to Whitman Fire Chief Timothy Grenneo, the man was in great pain. The victim was transported to Beth Israel Hospital for treatment of his injuries. The Department of Public Safety and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating the cause of the construction accident.
If you or your loved one is a worker who was injured in a Massachusetts construction accident, it is important that you know about your rights to receive workers’ compensation benefits or personal injury recovery from any negligent third parties.
Examples of Construction Accidents that Can Result in Serious Injuries:
• Gas explosions • Fires
• Welding accidents • Fall accidents • Trench collapses • Electrocution accidents • Hazardous leaks • Electric shock accidents • Motor vehicle accidents • Construction machinery accidents • Operating equipment accidents • Scaffolding accidents • Crane accidents • Accidents involving defective construction equipment
Construction injuries can lead to costly medical and recovery bills. In some instances, a construction worker may be so seriously injured that he or she may no longer be able to work again and support the family. Ongoing medical and nursing care can take a toll not only on the victim but also on the family’s financial livelihood.
Man trapped by constuction machinery in Whitman, Wicked Local, October 27, 2008
Construction worker injured in Whitman, 7 Boston, October 27, 2008
Related Web Resources:
Massachusetts Department of Public Safety