Whenever a person is working from tall heights, he or she may end up being injured or even killed as a result of a fall from these tall heights. For those working in construction in New Jersey and elsewhere, working at tall heights can be a common occurrence. Although there are many safety precautions and techniques which help to prevent a fall, sometimes these are not enough. This may have been the case in a recent construction accident which injured one man.
The man was working on a bridge one afternoon in early May when he was injured. The worker was part of a team of construction workers hired to work on the bridge. Somehow the man ended up falling from the bridge, causing multiple bone fractures as a result of the fall. The man was immediately transported to a nearby medical facility via helicopter shortly after the incident occurred.
The cause of the accident has yet to be reported by authorities. As of yet, there have been no reports regarding any potential violations of safety rules and regulations. No other construction workers were reported injured as a result of the incident. The injured work was last reported as being in guarded condition, according to hospital officials.
It is unfortunate when somebody is injured in a construction accident in New Jersey or in any other state, especially if the accident could have been avoided. However, now, the injured worker in this case will have to deal with high medical bills as well as having to take time from work. This will negatively affect his ability to earn income. Fortunately, he may be able to obtain some monetary assistance with benefits via workers' compensation.
Source: Evening Tribune, "Canaseraga man falls from Hornell bridge in construction accident," Neal Simon, May 11, 2013