On Thursday, August 22, 2013, a construction work was seriously injured after a piece of heavy equipment struck him. The accident occurred in Odenton, Maryland on the 2600-block of Conway Road in Anne Arundel County. The accident took place around 8 AM that Thursday morning.
When emergency responders arrived on the scene, they found the 40 year-old worker suffering from an incomplete amputation of his right leg. His leg was severely damaged. They transported the man to Shock Trauma with non-life threatening injuries that were serious.
A firefighter at the scene of the accident also suffered an injury, but fortunately it was minor and he is being treated at a nearby hospital. While there were no other injuries, many officials are investigating the accident. Maryland Occupation Safety is also investigating the accident as well.
Construction Work Accidents
Construction workers everywhere face the risk of dangerous accidents and injuries. Many construction sites are highly dangerous and fail to measure under safety regulations. For that reason, numerous construction workers are injured everywhere. The construction company is responsible for teaching workers practical safety measures and protecting their safety. If a construction company fails to do this, then they can be held liable for the construction worker’s injuries.
This does not just apply to construction sites though. All places of employment must ensure the safety of their workers from restaurant workers, to those at chemical labs, and plants. The employer must provide an environment that protects the safety of their worker. Any event that poses a risk to employees can cause the company to be fined.
If you feel that your workplace is dangerous, you should contact OSHA. OSHA will conduct a quick inspection of your workplace and inform workers on the best safety practices for your workplace.
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