As buildings are built in Aurora, many construction companies take great care to reduce the number of falls from the roof of the building. While falling from the roof is certainly a risk, it is also important to remember that there is also a risk of falling within a partially constructed structure. Colorado employers also must take measures to ensure that their construction workers are not falling inside the structure, just as they would for falls from the roof.
A recent accident has sent two construction workers to the hospital, and it is likely that they will not be able to return to work for some time following a fall at their work site. The two men had been working in the inside of a structure when they fell. Although it is still unclear what happened to cause the fall and whether there was proper safety equipment in the area to prevent falls, the men sustained serious injuries and were rushed to a local hospital.
The men had to be stabilized before they could be removed from the debris that was nearby. It is unknown what their current medical situation is.
As these men recover from their injuries, they will likely be needing money to help pay off their medical bills and their everyday living expenses. By filing for workers’ compensation, the construction workers may be able to get the funds they need to help cover their costs. In addition, that money can be used to cover their lost wages and prevent them from becoming impoverished while recuperating from a very serious accident.
Source: Poughkeepsie Journal, “2 workers injured after fall at Marist College construction,” March 27, 2013
If you would like to learn more about the kinds of injuries that construction workers can sustain at a work site, please visit our Colorado workers’ comp for construction workers web page.