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Workplace accidents a constant risk in some professions

In the Massachusetts workforce, there are some professions that carry a higher risk factor for serious injury. Some types of work are simply more inherently dangerous than others, and the men and women who perform these jobs understand the need to remain constantly vigilant about safety and standards. However, even with the highest level of caution in place, workplace accidents still occur, as evidenced by the recent injury of a railroad worker at Deerfield Railroad Yard.

The accident took place near noon on a recent Tuesday morning. The worker, 43 years of age, was injured while working near the locomotives and rail cars at the location off River Road in Deerfield. Emergency responders were called to the scene, and transported the worker to a local hospital.

Reports indicate that the worker suffered "lower extremity injuries" at the site. The exact nature and severity of those injuries is not known. However, working around heavy equipment and rail cars can lead to devastating injuries, if a worker becomes caught between pieces of equipment or in the path of a moving rail car.

As this worker continues to receive medical care, his or her family is likely trying to come to terms with the accident and the long-term implications. When workplace accidents lead to a significant loss of function or a long recovery period, families can suffer serious financial harm. Workers' compensation is available to help ease this pressure, and give Massachusetts families the chance to support their loved one as he or she recovers to the fullest extent possible.

Source: wggb.com, Worker Injured at Deerfield Railroad Yard, No author, Jan. 28, 2014

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