Some construction workers may have nightmares about suffering serious injuries on the job, but they go to work nonetheless. Though they understand the risks associated with their profession, it is not always possible to avoid those risks and to avoid serious accidents. Unfortunately, a construction injury could easily prove serious or even fatal.
California residents may be interested in an accident that occurred out of state. According to reports, two construction workers were utilizing a lift in order to perform duties at height on a chicken plant being built. Somehow, the two workers fell from the lift basket and landed 40 feet below. One of the workers became stuck on the frame of a bin, and as a result, emergency crews had to conduct a high-angle rescue in order to get him down.
Unfortunately, the incident resulted in one worker suffering fatal injuries. He was reported as being 56 years old. The worker who was rescued suffered critical injuries and was transported to the hospital by medical helicopter. His age was given as 26 years old. The accident was under investigation at the time of the report, and more details may be available at a later time.
Any type of construction injury can cause major impacts for a worker or a worker's family. When incidents result in serious or fatal injuries, it may be of the utmost importance for workers and families to understand workers' compensation. Certainly, ensuring that workers receive proper medical attention is the top priority, but because financial concerns are so prevalent after work-related accidents, gaining information on how to potentially obtain workers' comp benefits in California is wise.