The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are investigating a Connecticut construction accident that occurred in Meriden last week. Records show the incident occurred at approximately 3 p.m. Wednesday at a new pet and car wash center being built off of Research Parkway.
According to The Day, the victim was part of a crew hired to complete the project. While he was performing his duties though, a piece of a nearby retaining wall collapsed. The falling piece of debris struck the worker and pinned against a dump truck at the site. The victim’s co-workers were able to free him and immediately began administering CPR until paramedics arrived and rushed the man to a local trauma center.
OSHA is now investigating why the wall collapsed and if it could have been prevented.
An on-the-job accident like this can leave an injured worker with hefty medical bills that can be complicated by an inability to work due to their condition. This leaves many wondering who is responsible for covering such expenses in the event of a workplace accident.
Most employers are required by law to purchase insurance to cover Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Benefits for employees who are injured. However, the process to receive such benefits can become quite complex.
That is why the Connecticut Personal Injury Attorneys with Carter Mario Law Firm urge anyone who has been injured while working to discuss their legal rights with a qualified attorney immediately.