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Massachusetts man suffers serious injury in job site accident

Construction workers can often be exposed to a significant risk of injury in the course of their duties. Moving heavy objects, working around potentially dangerous machinery and work from elevated heights can all present risks of suffering a serious injury if proper safety precautions are not taken. In a recent case, a Massachusetts construction worker was sent to the hospital after a job site accident in which he fell from a ladder. The cause of the accident has not been disclosed as of yet.

Rescue officials were notified of the accident at around 10 a.m. Upon their arrival on the scene, they found a man lying on the ground. The initial report was that the man was conscious but that he was unable to move any of his extremities below the waist.

Based on their preliminary investigation it was determined that the man had fallen 20 feet from a ladder. He was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital to be treated. His condition has not been disclosed at this time.

In a case like this one, it is common for the regional office of the OSHA to be called to the scene of the job place accident to investigate. This investigation may assist the victim in determining the actual cause of the accident. In addition, the man may find that he is in need of assistance from our state's workers' compensation program. If this is the case, the insurance benefit may be able to provide for some of his basic needs and expenses as he recovers from this job site accident.

Source: salemnews.com, "Police: Man falls 20 feet off ladder," Neil H. Dempsey, March 7, 2013

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