Construction sites in Boston are among the most perilous workplaces in the state. Workers must constantly be on-the-lookout for a wide range of hazards. Unfortunately, sometimes even the most cautious workers are injured and need of workers’ compensation benefits.
According to a recent news report from the Miami Herald, worker was seriously injured while on a construction job due to falling glass. Authorities have said worker, who is 50-years-old, was working on a construction project at hotel on Biscayne Blvd. when the accident occurred.
The injuries resulted from large sheets of glass falling on him. The weight of the glass and the velocity the sheets achieved were enough to crush the worker’s leg. Co-workers immediately called 911, and, when first responders arrived on the scene, they found him in severely critical condition. They did what they could to stabilize the patient and control the bleeding before rushing him to a local level-one trauma center for further treatment. It was not immediately known how or why the glass fell on worker’s leg. Continue reading