When working on a construction site, it is common to use heavy machinery. Workers in California and across the country may feel comfortable jumping behind the controls of various machines they have experience using, but it is important to remember that construction accidents can happen at any time. Unfortunately, an unexpected event could leave workers with serious injuries.
It was recently reported that a construction-related accident left one worker injured in another state. Apparently, the incident occurred around 3 p.m. when the operator of an excavator was trapped inside after the machine flipped. Details were not provided on what may have caused the excavator to overturn. Nonetheless, emergency personnel were called to the scene where they found the operator stuck between the machine and a concrete vault.
Fortunately, the worker was still conscious at the time of the incident, and emergency workers were able to free the man. He was taken by ambulance to an area hospital. The exact extent of his injuries was unknown, but it was reported that the worker appeared to have suffered leg injuries. Updates on his condition may be provided at a later time.
Construction accidents can quickly and easily have devastating outcomes. The worker involved in this incident is undoubtedly grateful to have survived. Still, workers in California and elsewhere who suffer injuries on construction sites often have to miss work and accumulate considerable medical bills as they receive treatment for their injuries. As a result, they may need financial assistance, and workers’ compensation may be able to help. However, applying for and obtaining benefits is not always easy, so requesting assistance from attorneys experienced in this area of law may be wise.