Though the hazards that workers face may depend on the type of jobs they have, all workers run a certain risk of suffering injuries on the job. Construction accidents are among the most commonly heard-of incidents, as they often involve severe injuries due to serious events. Unfortunately, these injuries can often result in significant hardships for the injured parties.
Georgia residents may be interested in an injury-causing construction accident that recently took place in a nearby state. Reports stated that a construction worker was carrying out duties on a work site that involved clearing trees from an area along a roadway. It was unclear exactly how the accident took place, but reports stated that one of the trees fell on the man.
The incident resulted in the man suffering life-threatening injuries. He was transported from the scene to an area hospital in order to receive treatment. His age and other identifying information were not available. The accident was still under investigation at the time of the report, and it was noted that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration would be assisting in the investigation.
Construction accidents such as this one in which a worker is severely injured are always devastating events. Though it is always hoped that injured workers will make a full recovery, it is likely that they will face physical and financial struggles during recovery periods. In order to gain assistance with monetary burdens that may arise during this time, Georgia workers who have been injured on the job may wish to find out more information on workers' compensation.
Source: wsoctv.com, "Construction worker injured by falling tree in Huntersville, police say", Jason Stoogenke, Dec. 29, 2016