Going to work is an action that most California residents carry out on a daily basis. Whether they dread going in or look forward to their workday, each individual may face certain job-related risks that could potentially have negative effects. In particular, construction accidents often result in workers suffering serious injuries, and there are a variety of hazards that could cause such an incident.
It was recently reported that a worker in another state suffered injuries after an accident on the job. Apparently, the man was working on a casino construction project and had just started his morning shift when the accident occurred. Reports stated that the man fell down an elevator shaft, but it was unclear what may have caused him to fall. It was also not stated how far he fell.
He was transported from the construction site to an area hospital in order to be treated for injuries. The extent of those injuries were not known at the time of the report. It was mentioned that the man was conscious after the incident. The report also stated that the massive construction project has over 1,000 construction workers on site daily, and this incident was the first of significance.
When construction accidents lead to serious injuries, workers can face several challenges. Some of those difficulties may relate to recovering from those injuries, and workers may also have to deal with financial struggles due to medical costs and lost wages. However, many California workers facing such a predicament may be able to qualify for workers’ compensation and obtain benefits to assist with resulting financial struggles. Information on how to apply for such benefits may prove useful.
Source: necn.com, “Construction Worker Injured in Fall Down Elevator Shaft at Wynn Boston Harbor“, Melissa Buja, Jan. 2, 2018