Alton Worker Injured In Forklift Accident

Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC || 17-Oct-2016

An Illinois worker was injured in a construction accident involving a forklift on Thursday afternoon. The accident happened a flour milling company in Alton called Ardent Mills. According to authorities, a contract employee was injured while operating a forklift. A spokesperson for Ardent Mills said the contractor was working on site in the Ardent Mills' Alton Community warehouse. The forklift tipped over when the worker attempted to move a piece of equipment and fell over a ledge about 10 feet from the first floor to the basement. Police and Paramedics from the Alton Fire Department responded to call made at 12:25 p.m. from the mill at 145 W. Broadway. The worker was trapped beneath the overturned forklift, and emergency crews were called to help rescue the man. Officials say the victim was extracted from the wreckage and then airlifted to a nearby hospital in St. Louis with serious injuries. Authorities say the reason for the airlift was decided because of the traffic caused by a large funeral procession in progress for a slain St. Louis officer. Though the worker was injured, he was not in critical condition. His current condition remains unknown as well as his employer and the type of injuries he sustained.

The lawyers at Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC, provide experienced legal support for individuals who have suffered personal injuries as a result of a construction site accident. If you’ve been injured in a construction accident on residential property, commercial property, or at industrial sites, you may need expert legal help to get the compensation you deserve. May times, the owner or general contractor may be liable for the damages you sustained. Get your free legal consultation today with Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC, at our law office conveniently located in downtown St. Louis.


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