Construction sites are notorious for having hazards at almost every turn. Even if workers do their best to remain safe while on the job, a simple mishap could easily result in a construction injury. In some cases, an injury may not seem severe right away, but it is possible for serious effects to show themselves later.
It was recently reported that a California construction worker was injured on the job. According to reports, the 35-year-old man was part of a crew working on constructing a new library and was 40 feet in the air on scaffolding when the accident occurred. Apparently, an object fell from above and hit the man on the head. It is suspected that the object was a spool of wire, but it was unclear whether that detail was confirmed.
Emergency crews were called to the scene, and paramedics treated the worker on the scaffolding after using a fire truck ladder to reach him. He apparently suffered a moderate head injury, and the report described him as being dazed after the incident. He was taken to the hospital for further treatment.
Unfortunately, being hit on the head can lead to serious and lasting issues. Even if this California worker felt relatively fine after the incident, delayed symptoms could show up later, and it may be necessary for him to take time off of work in order to fully recover. Because this construction injury happened on the job, he may be able to qualify for workers’ compensation benefits that could help him address medical bills, lost wages and other monetary issues stemming from the incident.