Cases of Fall in Ohio's Construction Industry
Firefighters responded to the Windsor Gardens complex after getting a 911 call from residents reporting that three people had fallen off from a ladder. The victims fell 25 feet while working on a gutter on the said complex and were taken away in ambulances by paramedics who arrived on scene shortly afterwards. Three construction workers suffered serious injuries Friday when they lost their balance while working at an apartment building not far from Boston, Massachusetts. Rescuers attended to them just over 11am where all 3 are currently being treated for life-threatening injuries before transferring them into emergency vehicles headed towards nearby medical facilities with police escorts following close behind due to traffic concerns created as onlookers gathered around the accident site which is located near complex on Buckminster Drive interchange area outside of Norwood, MA according to officials speaking.
The Norwood Fire Department said a second worker was transported by ambulance to Boston Medical Center with critical injuries. A third worker is being evaluated for potentially minor injuries at Good Samaritan Hospital, but the incident has been labeled as an accident and authorities have not indicated that this event will result in criminal charges against anyone involved.
According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
As a responsible employee and cautious employer, following some countermeasures and invest a little to details and equipments would benefit both sides, such as:
Construction worker injured at work? File for Workers Compensation. Construction workers who sustain injuries on the job can file for workers compensation and hire a lawyer to help with their case. The attorney will assist in obtaining medical care, physical therapy, vocational rehabilitation services if necessary, as well as any benefits that may be due them from Social Security or private disability insurance coverage.
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