According to the Center for Disease Prevention and Control, there are several types of traumatic brain injuries. The CDC considers a TBI severe if there is a significant period of lost consciousness.
An accident resulted in the loss of consciousness for a Longmont construction worker. According to a news source, the 42-year-old worker's head injury resulted in the loss of consciousness, bleeding and, for a short period of time, difficulty breathing.
The accident occurred shortly before 6 p.m. in a Longmont subdivision called Prairie Village. The home construction project is located near Ute Highway and Pace Street. The 42-year-old apparently fell two stories and landed on the cement below. The home apparently has walls and a second story, but does not yet have a rood. The man was working near a stairway when he fell.
No other construction workers were injured, but the 42-year-old's man's injuries seemed serious to those nearby. The construction worker was taken by helicopter to a Loveland hospital where he was being treated for his injuries.
The CDC reports that head injuries are suffered by 1.7 million individuals in the United States each year. TBIs are a contributing factor in 30 percent of accidental deaths each year.
The cause of this accident was not reported. If someone other than the construction worker is found to be negligent or at fault for causing the accident, the injured construction worker may be able to obtain compensation for damages, including pain and suffering.
The local fire department reported that the worker's condition seemed to have stabilized by the time he was transported away via helicopter.
Source: Longmont Times-Call, Longmont construction worker injured in two-story fall," Victoria A.F. Camron, April 5, 2012