Pennsylvania employees of Boeing may have gotten word of a recent industrial
accident at a Boeing plant that left an employee severely injured. The
work-related accident happened in the early evening when a man became pinned between the wing
and spoiler of a 747 aircraft. At this point, it is unknown exactly how
the worker wound up in that position or whether another party was at fault.
The Boeing company medical team administered aid to the injured man until
paramedics from the local fire department arrived. The medics transported
the worker to a hospital, and a spokesperson from Boeing said that the
company was still investigating the details of the accident.
Monday's injury was the second injury at a Boeing facility in two months.
Last month, a Boeing 787 ran over a ground crew member. The accident was
not fatal, but physicians did have to amputate both of the man's legs.
In Pennsylvania, when workers are injured on the job, they are entitled
to workers' compensation benefits. These workers have the right to
file a workers' compensation claim, and the benefits from such a claim
often provide injured employees with the financial help they need to pay
medical bills as well as cover lost wages or any other rehabilitation
expenses related to the injury.
Often employees want clear answers after suffering an on-the-job injury.
Was I given the proper training to take on a particular task? Did my employer
take the necessary safety precautions to help ensure my well-being?
In addition, once workers decide to file claim, they often wonder how to
pay their personal bills while a claim is being processed and what to
do if a claim is denied.
Many of these questions surround the process of applying for workers'
compensation benefits, and employees would do well to get as much information
as possible regarding their injuries and their legal options.
Source: seattlepi.com, "Boeing worker injured in industrial accident," March 20, 2012