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Crush Injuries Archives

Worker dies after being crushed by 40-foot container

The family of a 47-year-old longshoreman is likely struggling to cope with a recent fatal accident that took the employee's life. The man died in an on-the-job accident when a 40-foot container crushed him. Some sources have said the container weighed 8 tons at the time of the accident.

Worker killed after getting crushed by skid loader

At a work site, there are many things happening at the same time. Workers may be operating equipment while others are on the ground, digging or laying down foundation. Depending on the work environment, employees can be at risk of sustaining an injury.

Crush injury leaves construction worker severely injured

In our previous post, we discussed the injuries that can result from nail gun accidents. Construction workers and carpenters often use nail guns in the everyday work. But getting hurt by a nail gun is just one of the several ways a construction worker could get injured on the job.

Crush injury at work leaves worker without several fingers

Different jobs often require different skill sets. Workers also rely on different physical abilities and motions, depending on their job. But overall, most workers need the use of their fingers and hands for a wide range of motions.

Clothing company factory worker crushed by jammed machine

In Colorado, employees who suffer workplace injuries can seek compensation. There are a number of different types of injuries that can occur across many different workplaces. These can include head injuries, occupational diseases, and even lung diseases from toxic substance exposure.

Colorado worker struck by car on the highway

When the weather outside is nice, Colorado residents may see more workers out on the roads where there is construction. But construction zones are not the only place where workers are at risk of getting injured. Whenever something falls off a car and could potentially cause an accident, a Colorado Department of Transportation worker may have to get it off the road.

Colorado man falls from power line into trench and is killed

Last week, a man died in a work-related accident in San Miguel County, Colorado. He had been working on a power line when, for unknown reasons, he fell and landed in a trench. When he landed, the trench collapsed on top of him and he was buried under a pile of dirt.

Injured worker recovering from crush injury in Colorado hospital

When an employee is injured in the workplace and it results in the loss of a limb, that injury can affect the employee for the rest of his or her life. An amputation can be the result of a crush injury or a machinery accident. Whatever the cause, the result is devastating.

Ski resort receives citations from OSHA after worker death

In December of last year, a post discussed some of the dangers of working at a ski resort after a ski-patrol director was killed in an avalanche. He had been working on a slope, trying to decrease the chances of an avalanche after a particular heavy storm that weekend.

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