When most people in California think of dangerous jobs, the first thing that comes to mind is often police officers and firefighters who are required to run toward danger. In fact, almost all jobs hold some degree of risk. This is especially true for construction workers who are often required to work with heavy equipment at great heights. Unfortunately, reports indicate that five workers were recently injured in a construction accident in another state.
The incident happened on a day in early August. According to reports, workers were using rebar and concrete at a construction site. Prior to the accident, they were attempting to hoist rebar with a crane, according to information provided by a first responder. Unfortunately, reports indicate that a steel cage holding the rebar came loose, causing the rebar to fall down on five workers.
Three workers were able to extricate themselves form the rebar. However, two others apparently required extrication by rescue workers. Two were reportedly impaled by the rebar. Those reports indicate that they were conscious when transported to the hospital, their conditions are unknown.
A construction accident such as this can be devastating for employees and their families — both physically and financially. Because many people can quickly be overwhelmed by medical bills, when they are also unable to work resulting in lost wages, states such as California require that employers provide workers’ compensation insurance benefits which can help many of these bills. Though many victims may feel unprepared to address the benefit process on their own, there are experienced professionals who can help ensure that they receive a fair and comprehensive settlement.