Industrial accident leaves worker with head injury
MIDWEST CITY, OK – Officials state that a truck driver suffered injuries after he was hit in the head by a loose cable while on the job, according to News on 6.
The incident occurred near Northeast 16th Street on Monday.
The truck driver was standing outside of his work vehicle when the broken cable struck him in the head.
He was taken to the hospital after the incident. His condition is not known at this time.
Construction sites are notorious for their high rates of work-related injuries. Statistically, construction site accidents account for about 20% of fatal work injuries and 10% of non-fatal work injuries in the US – more than any other field. Clearly, providing adequate training, safety equipment, and organized work environments needs to be a priority for construction employers.
Unfortunately, people do not always behave responsibly, even in dangerous circumstances. If you or a loved one has suffered a preventable injury on or near a construction site, you may be able to win compensation from the party responsible. To learn about your legal options, call an Oklahoma City construction site injury attorney from the Abel Law Firm at (405) 259-1948.
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