Workplace injuries not uncommon when fires break out

On Behalf of | Oct 15, 2018 | Workers' Compensation

When a work accident takes place, the scene can quickly turn chaotic. While it is important to make sure the threat is contained and damage mitigated, it is also vital for any injured workers to receive medical attention as soon as possible. Workplace injuries can have lasting results and receiving treatment can often help keep conditions from worsening.

California readers may be interested in an out-of-state accident that recently resulted in one worker suffering injuries. According to reports, a construction crew was working to repair a water line when they hit a gas main. This incident resulted in a fire taking place that lasted for approximately two hours. The fire apparently went out after the gas main was shut off.

Only one worker was injured in the incident, and it was not detailed what types of injuries took place or their severity. However, it was noted that the injuries did not appear to be life threatening. The worker was taken from the scene and treated at an area hospital. At the time of the report, the exact cause of the accident was still being investigated.

Serious workplace injuries can occur any time a fire takes place on a work site. California workers who have suffered burns know that they can be difficult to recover from. In addition to pain and suffering, medical expenses and lost wages can pile up. Fortunately, workers’ compensation can often help qualifying individuals with the financial hardships that result in the aftermath of a work-related accident that causes serious injuries.

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