December 7th, 2012|
December 7, 2012
A construction worker sustained serious injuries last week in an accident at Ohio University. WOUB News stated the incident occurred at around 5:00 p.m. Thursday at the school’s new Schoonover Center for Communication, located on East Union Street.
A spokesman for the Athens Fire Department, Captain Kenneth Gilbraith, stated the worker was part of a crew completing the roof of the structure and was operating a crane loaded with concrete slabs in the moments prior to the accident. Gilbraith went on to explain that the worker was hurt when he somehow became caught in between the slabs and was partially crushed.
The ironworker was rushed from the scene by rescue crews and transported to a Columbus, Ohio, hospital, where he was treated and released.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics found that last year, construction accidents were responsible for claiming 721 lives, while 8.9 workers per 100,000 sustained serious injuries. The study went on to show that contact with equipment or objects on a jobsite caused 15 percent of the accidents.
The Ohio Personal Injury Lawyers with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy say that workers are sometimes entitled to compensation for their injuries if the accidents were caused at no fault of the employee.
That is why the firm’s team of Ohio Workers’ Compensation Lawyers is here to answer any questions you may have regarding your legal rights if you have been injured in a work-related accident.