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Construction accident sends two men to the hospital

No work accident is ever a good thing but when an accident happens at an industrial or construction site it always has the potential to be very serious. Anyone in the Los Angeles area who has been hurt on the job is most likely eligible for workers' compensation.

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health will most likely be looking into an industrial accident that left two construction workers seriously injured. The accident happened when a heavy metal object struck the two men as a crane was attempting to place the object in a trench. According to authorities, as the crane was lifting the metal panel the chain to which it was attached, somehow slipped, which allowed the panel to fall and land on the two men.

According to reports, the men were critically injured, with one man suffering a head injury and the other man being hurt on the leg. The two men were apparently digging the trench for a pipeline at the time of the accident. They were reportedly outside of the ditch attempting to place metal panels to support it when the large panel fell.

When a construction worker is hurt on the job the injuries can often be very serious. He or she might be left unable to work for an extended period of time, or even for the rest of his or her life. An injured worker’s quality of life might also be affected for years to come and his or her ability to earn an income could be hindered as well. If someone in Los Angeles has been hurt on the job, he or she should probably consider speaking with a workers’ compensation attorney.

Source: Sacramento Bee, “Two critically injured in West Sacramento in industrial accident,” Bill Lindelof, Sep. 18, 2103.

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