Although all workplaces feature hazards that can threaten employees'
safety, construction sites are particularly dangerous. Construction workers'
accidents can easily occur in Pennsylvania as a result of a fall or a
mishap involving a tool or heaving equipment, leading to costly injuries.
One person in an out-of-state case recently suffered injuries on a construction site.
The accident took place on a Monday afternoon shortly before 1:30 p.m.
Authorities said a man's leg became pinned by a beam at the site.
The beam had been linked to a crane.
The 53-year-old man suffered injuries in the accident and was transported
to the hospital via ambulance. It was not readily known how serious the
injuries were to his leg. Officials plan to investigate the accident further.
When a person is injured on a construction site, he or she may lose the
ability to work for an extended period of time. This can put financial
pressure on the injured worker and his or her family, even as the employee
is also focusing on trying to heal. Workers' compensation insurance
can be immensely helpful after
construction workers' accidents, as the insurance benefits help to replace a part of injured workers'
wages, and the workers also receive medical treatments needed in light
of their injuries. It is within the rights of any Pennsylvania individual
who is injured on the job or who falls sick on the job due to workplace
hazards to pursue the maximum amount of benefits to which he or she is entitled.
Source: wausaudailyherald.com, "Construction worker injured by beam at Rothschild site", Alison Dirr, March 30, 2015