From on-the-job traffic collisions to falling objects, this blog has addressed all sorts of dangers that are present in the workplace. For construction workers in San Bernardino, and in every California city, falling is often a major concern and can result in severe injuries or the loss of life. While workers should focus on prevention and job site safety, some of these accidents leave workers hurt because of someone else’s negligent behavior.
A statement that was released by a California construction company said that two workers were hurt after falling roughly 30 feet. The workers, who had safety equipment on at the time of the accident, were taken to a medical facility for injuries sustained in the incident. It appears that the accident was caused by beams becoming dislodged, causing the workers to fall.
The mishap, which will continue to be investigated by the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health, resulted in an interruption of work on the job site. One of the men, who were both ironworkers, was released from the medical facility, while the other is still being observed.
Following a construction accident, injured workers should explore all helpful resources. Some may be able to obtain workers’ compensation benefits and, in some cases, taking legal action could be the way to go. Although construction site accidents can cause a considerable amount of suffering for workers and their loved ones, remaining optimistic is important. By talking about the ins and outs of their situation with an attorney, some have been able to restore a sense of hope.
Source: KQED, “Work Halted at Facebook Site After Building Collapse Injures 2 Ironworkers,” Ted Goldberg, Apr. 27, 2017