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Construction worker suffers job site injury

Over the course of one's life, a Tennessee worker may be employed in a variety of fields. Out of all the different fields of work an individual may find him or herself engaged in, construction work is often considered the most dangerous. Due to working in unsafe conditions that include tools, heights and heavy equipment, the chance for suffering a job site injury is often high.

A construction worker recently suffered one such injury while working at an out-of-state construction site. The accident occurred around 10:45 a.m. on a recent Thursday in June. The worker was listed in critical condition after he fell over 60 feet from scaffolding at the site.

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Hartford, Connecticut accident occurred when a 47-year-old worker fell from "rolling scaffolding." The length of his fall was around three stories -- said to be about 61 feet. Apparently, the scaffolding either fell from the roof or fell from an opening within the building.

A spokesman at the job said said that the construction contractor and OSHA are currently conducting investigations. Anyone injured on the job has every right to seek legal advice and assistance after a job site injury occurs. In the case of this workplace accident, the man is entitled to submit a workers' compensation claim in order to recoup documented financial losses he incurred due to lost pay and medical bills.  In the state of Tennessee, an experienced workers' compensation lawyer can help individuals with similar types of legal claims.

Source: courant.com, "Construction Worker Critically Injured In Hartford Scaffold Collapse", Christine Dempsey, June 2, 2016

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