The safety of employees should be one of the most important factors for companies in Colorado and across the country. Unfortunately, companies may often focus on production rates that can lead to overly demanding schedules for employees. An employee who performs tasks in a rush could be at a higher risk of suffering a serious workplace injury. A woman in another state has been hospitalized after a recent accident at work in which her hand was trapped in manufacturing equipment.
According to reports, the woman was seriously injured in the incident, after her hand got caught up in machinery on a recent Thursday morning. Upon arrival, emergency responders worked for almost 20 minutes to free the woman from the machine. They were reportedly forced to apply a tourniquet to her arm to stem the bleeding, and she was rushed to a hospital for treatment once freed.
Although an investigation into the incident is underway, there was no indication of what might have been the cause of the incident. Severe damage to extremities can cause a person to experience numerous challenges, as can extensive blood loss. The woman may be facing a lengthy period of recovery, and might be forced to take an extended leave from work as a result.
A serious workplace injury can create financial hardships that are often challenging to overcome. Those who experience such a stressful event could soon find themselves in search of financial relief, potentially prompting a need for guidance and assistance. By speaking with an experienced attorney, a client in Colorado could obtain some much-needed advice on available options for compensation, as well as assistance in navigating the workers’ compensation process.
Source: Milford, CT Patch, “Milford Firefighters Worked For 17 Minutes To Free Trapped Schick Employee From Machine: UPDATE“, Brian McCready, May 25, 2017