Even when workers use necessary equipment in an appropriate manner, an accident involving that equipment can still take place. The equipment itself may not malfunction, but another element could contribute to an accident that leads to workplace injuries. When workers must use heavy machinery, it is important to be aware of all surroundings.
California readers may be interested in a work-related accident that took place in another state. According to reports, a worker was using an excavator on the fifth floor of a parking garage when the accident occurred. Apparently, a metal plate under the excavator fell through, resulting in the excavator and the worker falling through two floors of the garage. It was noted that there were vehicles inside the parking garage at the time of the incident, and some sustained damage from debris.
The worker was reported as being a 60-year-old man, and he suffered serious injuries in the incident. He was transported to an area hospital after the accident. Additional information regarding the event was not given in the report, but it is likely that an investigation will take place to determine exactly what contributed.
Many work-related accidents are unexpected, and serious injuries can result. If California workers suffer workplace injuries, they may face a number of difficulties ranging from recovering from their injuries to handling medical bills. Fortunately, workers’ compensation can often help address financial issues stemming from work-related accidents, and it may be wise for injured workers to gain information on possible benefits and the steps they need to take to apply.