Most California workers expect to go to work and have a normal day. Though this type of scenario may play out most days, it is possible that workers could have immensely bad days if construction accidents take place. Even when safety measures are in place, injuries could still result.
One construction worker was recently involved in an on-the-job accident in another state. The incident resulted in emergency crews being called to the scene and the man being taken to an area hospital. It was not mentioned in the report what specific injuries the man may have suffered in this event, but it was reported that he was in stable condition. It did not appear that any other workers were involved or injured in the accident.
The incident occurred while the man was operating a tractor and pouring dirt into the basement area of the building under construction. During this time, the weight of the tractor shifted in a manner that caused it to fall down into the basement. According to reports, the fall was 12 feet. The worker was wearing a harness inside the tractor at the time of the accident.
Though only one worker was involved in this incident, it is not unusual for multiple individuals to be injured in construction accidents. When any worker suffers injuries on the job, he or she may need time off work to recover and will likely face medical expenses. Typically, qualifying parties can obtain benefits to cover such financial losses through workers’ compensation. Because obtaining this assistance is not always easy, it may prove wise for injured California workers to discuss their options with knowledgeable attorneys.