Construction workers across the country work with and around heavy machinery every day. Companies in Colorado train employees how to operate these machines in a safe and proper manner in order to reduce the possibility of a dangerous construction accident. Unfortunately, accidents continue to occur and are often the cause of serious injury to those involved. A man from another state was injured under similar circumstances after he was trapped under a heavy machine.
The accident took place early during the day when a machine fell on top of the man and pinned him underneath. Upon arrival, authorities worked frantically in an attempt to free him from the trap. He was then rushed to a local trauma center for medical attention. So far, there has been no indication of his current condition.
When a heavy machine falls on top of a person, the possibility of serious injury — or worse — is clear. Such serious injuries can have a major impact on a person’s life. Accident victims may be forced to take time off from work, and with the extensive cost of medical treatment, the situation can quickly become overwhelming.
A worker who is seriously injured in a construction accident may be looking at available options for relief during such a stressful and daunting period. When facing a similar situation, many individuals in Colorado seek assistance from the workers’ compensation insurance system. Many people find this difficult to navigate alone, and often seek the advice of an experienced attorney for assistance in the process.
Source: local10.com, “Person injured when pinned under construction equipment“, Paradise Afshar, March 19, 2017