One of the most common accidents that result in an employee needing to file a claim for Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Benefits is when an individual comes into contact with an object or equipment on a job site, In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates these incidents account for roughly 15 percent of all workplace fatalities.
Such an accident was responsible for leaving a 20-year-old man with a severed arm in Hamden, Connecticut, earlier this week. According to a story from NBC-Connecticut, the incident occurred at around 11:15 a.m. at the Modern Material facility on State Street. The victim was working with a piece of equipment that sifts topsoil when his arm became stuck in a conveyor belt. The man’s appendage was severed from his body before his co-workers were able to stop the machine and free him.
Paramedics rushed to the scene and transported the injured worker to a local trauma center, where he remains hospitalized.
Investigators from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration have been called to the scene to determine what may have caused the accident and if it could have been prevented.
The Waterbury Personal Injury Attorneys with Carter Mario Law Firm recognizes the dangers many workers face each day on the job. The firm may be able to help if you have been injured in a workplace accident that occurred at no fault of your own.