Companies in Colorado and across the nation are constantly reviewing and addressing protocols and procedures to increase workplace safety and cut down on the risk of accidents. Unfortunately, even in following safety procedures to the letter, the safety of a worker might not be guaranteed, especially in the presence of a malfunctioning machine. A man has recently suffered serious injuries in a construction accident that occurred under similar circumstances.
The incident in question took place at a construction site at around 9 a.m. on a recent Thursday. For reasons unknown, the boom of a concrete pump truck suddenly malfunctioned and fell on the man’s head. Emergency responders were notified of the incident soon thereafter, and they stated that certain conditions in the area forced them to enlist additional help in rescuing the man.
He was eventually placed in an ambulance and rushed to the hospital. An official investigation is reportedly underway, which will likely seek to determine what might have caused the machine to malfunction. For those injured under similar circumstances, the cost of medical treatment can be troublesome, and if forced to take time off work while in recovery, one could be left in need of financial relief.
A worker who suffers a serious injury in a construction accident could be entitled to relief through the workers’ compensation insurance system. Since the process can be challenging to navigate, a person may find it beneficial to consult an attorney for guidance on how to proceed. An attorney in Colorado can evaluate the incident thoroughly and assist a client in pursuing the full amount of compensation to which he or she is entitled to receive.
Source: CBS Connecticut, “Man Injured in Construction Accident in Danbury“, Jan. 11, 2018