The construction industry is one that provides many job opportunities and is also vital for area growth. Unfortunately, construction-related jobs often come with considerable risks that require safety precautions, and in some cases, even addressing the risks may not completely protect workers from harm. If a construction accident results in serious injuries, significant setbacks could affect the injured workers.
Georgia residents may be interested in a recent accident that took place in a different state. Reports indicated that a 34-year-old construction worker was working on framing a building, and while doing so, he was standing on a length of support trusses. The trusses collapsed and caused the man to fall to the ground, which was approximately 20 feet down.
At the scene, the man was alert, but he was thought to have suffered chest and rib injuries. He was taken by ambulance to an area hospital. It was later discovered that the man had also suffered a back injury, and as a result, he was transported to another medical facility. The incident was still under investigation at the time of the report, and the cause of the accident was not yet known.
Suffering serious injuries in a construction accident may cause the injured parties to need time away from work, which could cause them to lose income. In addition to that financial setback, medical expenses could add further monetary burdens. Therefore, if Georgia workers have been seriously injured in a work-related accident, they may wish to find out whether workers' compensation could assist them in addressing resulting financial hardships.
Source: unionleader.com, "Rindge man injured in 20 foot fall at Route 119 work site", Meghan Pierce, Jan. 4, 2017