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Construction accidents: Injuries occur on high-speed rail project

Most people do not plan on becoming injured. Though some individuals may have emergency funds saved in case such an issue arises, suffering serious injuries could still lead to financial difficulties. Construction accidents can often result in severe trauma as materials, equipment and other factors can pose serious hazards. Unfortunately, many workers suffer due to such incidents.

It was recently reported that a construction accident took place in California. Reports indicated that the situation took place in connection with the high-speed rail project that is currently underway. Apparently, a rebar tower collapsed while individuals were carrying out their construction-related duties. As a result, the rebar landed on five workers. It was unclear what may have caused the tower to collapse, but the incident was still under investigation.

The report stated that all five workers were injured in the incident. It was unclear what the extent of those injuries may have been, but it was noted that two workers had to be transported to an area hospital due to the seriousness of their injuries. Additional information on the incident and the injured workers may be available at a later time.

Because construction accidents can prove quite severe, workers who are injured may find themselves facing pain and financial strain in the aftermath of such events. If these California workers believe it suits their circumstances, they may want to look into their options for applying for workers' compensation. These financial benefits can often help qualifying parties handle their financial needs during their likely difficult times of recovery.

Source: constructiondive.com, "5 workers injured on CA bullet train site, officials investigating", Kim Slowey, Nov. 22, 2017

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