No matter one’s chosen line of work, almost every job carries some degree of risk of bodily harm. Sadly, there are some occupations that are inherently more dangerous, which too many Colorado workers have experienced after requiring medical treatment caused by a workplace accident. Unfortunately, one man recently died from the injuries he suffered on the job.
According to the report, the fatal incident occurred at a logging site. A man was working on ensuring that a load of logs were securely fastened to the bed of the semi-truck being used to haul them away for processing. The man who was securing the load was also a logger and was standing near one of the large vehicle’s axles while attending to the straps.
Purportedly, the driver of the rig mistakenly thought that the man had completed his work and was no longer near the truck as he started to pull away. The worker was then struck by the vehicle and was subsequently run over by the trailer. Emergency responders were called to the scene of the accident at around 6 a.m.
The grievously wounded man was taken for medical treatment at a nearby hospital. Some time after his arrival, medical staff announced that he had died from his traumatic injuries. It is likely that an investigation will be conducted into this fatal incident in order to determine how to prevent similar accidents in the future. The man’s surviving family may qualify for death benefits from the state’s workers’ compensation program. Whenever a serious work-related accident or illness results in significant bodily harm, Colorado residents may seek assistance in filing a valid claim in order to obtain the maximum amount of benefits to which he or she may be entitled.
Source: wtok.com, “Logger dies in work accident“, Candace Barnette, April 5, 2018