Construction sites are almost always a flurry of activity. Workers may be on the ground carrying materials or building parts of a structure, and others may be working at height to carry out other necessary duties. Of course, these sites typically have various machines, equipment and vehicles to help complete the projects. Unfortunately, construction accidents can often take place in the middle of all this activity.
California readers may be interested in an accident that recently took place in another state. According to reports, two workers were injured on a construction site for a building. During the construction efforts, a crane was hoisting a 24-foot wood-framed wall when, for unknown reasons, the wall fell from the crane and landed on the two workers below. It was not mentioned how many workers were on the site at the time of the accident.
The incident caused one worker to suffer traumatic injuries, and the other worker suffered only minor injuries. They were both taken from the scene to an area hospital for treatment. Additional information regarding their conditions and the accident itself were not available in the report.
Construction accidents can happen in the blink of an eye. In many cases, workers may not have enough time to get out of the way of a large falling object, and like with this case, they could suffer serious injuries. If California workers do suffer injuries on construction sites, they may want to thoroughly review their workers’ compensation options. Applying for these benefits could be the first step toward obtaining financial assistance during a difficult time.