The dangers that construction workers in Missouri have to face every day are likely always on the minds of their loved ones. Considering the severity of injuries, and even fatalities often reported after construction accidents, the thought of one’s loved one suffering life-changing injuries in a construction site accident will naturally create high levels of anxiety. Fortunately, the workers’ compensation insurance fund aims to provide financial aid to injured workers and surviving families who lost loved ones in workplace accidents.
Two families in another state recently went through some anxious hours when their loved ones were injured in a construction accident that occurred almost 30 feet underground. It was reported that the workers were occupied on a project that involved the pouring of concrete. For reasons that will likely be determined by investigation of the accident, the concrete hopper malfunctioned. This caused both workers to be trapped against a wall.
Almost 40 firefighters responded to the emergency call, and both construction workers were brought to safety. They were rushed to the hospital, and although the severity of their injuries was not published, the lives of the workers were not thought to be in danger. An investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration is underway and will determine whether the company violated any safety regulations.
Many Missouri workers who have suffered injuries in a construction site accident, or families who have lost loved ones, seek the guidance of an experienced workers’ compensation attorney. The claims procedures may prove to be complicated, and the assistance of such a professional may be invaluable. Workers’ compensation benefits typically cover medical and end-of-life expenses, with possible additional compensation when injuries caused disabilities.
Source: fox6now.com, “Two workers injured at construction site in downtown Milwaukee“, Deandra Corinthios, Dec. 2, 2014