January 20th, 2014|
One of the greatest dangers to workers in the United States today is the risk of being struck by an object or piece of equipment on a jobsite. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that approximately 15 percent of all workplace fatalities were the result of such accidents in 2012.
The Ohio Workers Compensation Lawyers with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy explain that four workers were left injured after a forklift caused a stage collapse following a concert by country superstar Luke Bryan in Columbus, Ohio.
Reports from People magazine indicate the incident occurred just after midnight this past Thursday inside the Schottenstein Center on the campus of Ohio State University. Officials say that, following the concert, stagehands began to dismantle the massive raised floor that had been set up in the arena. In the process of doing so, a forklift driver accidentally struck the stage, causing a section to collapse.
The collision resulted in four workers suffering injuries that required transport to a local hospital for further treatment. The accident also forced Bryan to reschedule a concert in Lexington, Kentucky, the following evening.
The law firm’s team of Ohio Personal Injury Lawyers are aware of how difficult recovering following a workplace accident can be and would like to wish a full and speedy recovery to each of the victims of this most recent accident.