Crane Falls, Injures Men in Work Accident
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
accident occurred in Sydney on Sunday around 11:30 a.m. when a crane fell on top
of a building. Three men were working, attached to the boom of the crane
by a safety harness. Allegedly, when the crane fell, the men were left
hanging 60 meters above the ground. The men were taken to the hospital
for medical care and one of the workers suffered severe injuries from
the accident, while the other two men have minor injuries.
According to the United States Department of Labor, 4,821 working people
were killed while at work in the year 2014. Additionally, three of the
top violated Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards are
fall protection, hazard communication, and scaffolding requirements. While
companies often have rules and regulations put in place to protect their
employees, accidents still can and do happen while on the job.
If you have been injured while at work, contact the Saint Louis personal
injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC for legal assistance
from a team of professionals that have a century of combined experience.
In Missouri, the law states that all businesses with more than four employees
and a majority of construction companies must have workers’ compensation
insurance. With this, an injured employee does not need to prove that
their injury was caused by another individual. Our attorneys can help
you file your worker’s compensation claim and offer you supreme
legal advice while doing so. For more information regarding worker’s
contact Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC today.