Belton Worker Severs Arm in Construction Injury Accident

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 12-Oct-2011

A construction accident outside of Belton, Tuesday resulted in the severe injury of a 56-year-old worker when he slipped, severing his left arm on a drilling device, officials said.

The accident occurred at the intersection of FM 439 and Jamie Drive and the man was flown to Scott & White Hospital after his lower arm was torn off, below his elbow.

Although Bell County Fire and Rescue representatives located his arm and placed it on ice, his condition is unknown.

According to authorities, the man was putting in water lines in a 25-foot trench, where he slipped, causing serious injury.

Construction injuries are the cause of more than 1,000 fatalities every year, many resulting from improper safety violations. The majority of injuries that occur among construction workers include the following construction accidents:

Overexertion or strenuous movement, including lifting incorrectly or monotonous, repetitive actions

• Eye injuries, involving debris or materials

• Falls

• Broken bones

• Lacerations and cuts

• Gas exposure

• Fallen objects

• Defective machinery

• Crush injuries

Construction companies are often responsible for inspections of private and commercial worksites to ensure the safety of workers as they complete jobs. With a variety of state regulations regarding workers compensation for construction site accidents and OSHA rights, our experienced construction injury lawyers in Texas have the knowledge necessary to help you receive fair compensation following a construction accident.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a Texas construction accident, call our workplace injury lawyers in Temple, Austin, San Antonio and statewide Texas at 888-335-7492, contact us online or visit one of our law offices in Texas today for a free consultation. We care. We can help.

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