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Hazardous equipment: Faulty elevator apparatus injures 5

On Behalf of | Aug 4, 2017 | Construction Workers' Accidents, Firm News

In construction sites in Colorado and elsewhere, companies may employ temporary measures to transport workers and materials from floor to floor. While in many cases these are erected with utmost caution, should any issues arise, hazardous equipment can pose a serious threat to the health of a worker. A recent accident under similar circumstances at a construction site in another state has reportedly led to the injuries for five workers.

The incident was reportedly in connection with an elevator shaft erected on the side of a building under construction. While lifting workers to a higher floor, the apparatus apparently failed and came crashing down. There were 11 individuals inside the elevator at the time, five of which were transported to the hospital for treatment of injuries.

An investigation into the incident is likely underway, which may seek to determine what might have caused the apparatus to fail. While the height of the fall wasn’t specified, even a fall from one or two stories could do a great deal of damage to the health of a worker. Those who are injured on the job under similar circumstances could choose to pursue compensation accordingly, but they might be uncertain how to proceed.

When a person is seriously injured by faulty and/or hazardous equipment, he or she could choose to seek guidance on the available options for financial relief. When facing a similar situation, a person in Colorado could speak with an attorney for guidance. An attorney can evaluate the situation, along with the client’s injuries and financial needs, and assist in pursuing the full amount of compensation entitled through every available outlet.

Source: wdsu.com, “Five people injured after construction equipment failure in CBD“, July 28, 2017

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