When a worker is injured in a construction accident, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration often conducts an investigation into the incident. Some Californiac onstruction workers' accidents result in life-threatening injuries to those involved. Such is the case for a man who was injured in a workplace accident that recently took place in Milpitas.
According to accident reports, emergency crews were called to the scene just before 4:30 p.m. on a recent Thursday. A 27-year-old worker had apparently fallen from a catwalk platform. The man is said to have landed on a fence, where he became impaled.
After being removed from the fence, the construction worker was then flown to a nearby medical center for emergency care. It was reported that he underwent a 9-hour surgery for serious internal injuries. Spokesmen for the medical facility later said that they did not think he would survive the next 24 hours. An updated report states that the injured worker has survived and remains under medical care at the hospital.
OSHA was reportedly called in to investigate the recent tragic accident. The outcomes of these investigations can impact those injured in construction workers' accidents when they open claims to collect compensation benefits through their employers. Any person in California who has suffered an injury in the workplace is able to seek the advice of a legal professional with experience in workers' compensation cases before attempting to navigate the system in order to obtain the benefits to which he or she believes to be entitled.
Source: Milpitas, CA Patch, "Worker Recovering After Impaling Accident In Milpitas", Susan C. Schena, June 9, 2015