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Construction accident injures worker

A worker involved in construction on a subway line was hurt on the afternoon of August 20, according to sources from another state. Iowa residents will be pleased to hear that rescue services attended the construction accident scene where the man reportedly suffered a leg injury. The extent of his injuries is unknown at this time.

The accident report states that the man was working approximately 100 feet underground on an Upper East Side subway line when the accident happened, roughly around 3:30 in the afternoon. Apparently equipment was dropped down the shaft and landed on the man. Thankfully, other workers were on hand to help him despite his injury. A crane was brought up to the surface where it was used to haul the man out of the hole.

He was taken to a waiting ambulance and driven to a local hospital for treatment. As stated above, the extent of his injuries is unknown but they are not believed to be life-threatening. Although it was not explicitly stated in the report, OSHA would have been notified of this accident immediately and is likely conducting an investigation into the job site to ensure safety measures are being observed in order to prevent another accident of this type from happening.

When a construction accident injures a worker, as some Iowa residents may already be aware, bureaucratic machinery is in place to help take care of the injured party. In this case, the worker will likely be provided with a compensation package meant to assist with his medical bills and account for lost wages during his recuperation. In the meantime, OSHA will help ensure that the job site is safe when he is able to return to work.

Source: 7online.com, "UPPER EAST SIDE CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT LEAVES WORKER INJURED", , Aug. 20, 2014

Source: 7online.com, "UPPER EAST SIDE CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT LEAVES WORKER INJURED", , Aug. 20, 2014

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