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Industrial work injury: steamroller runs over California worker

Workplace accidents can happen in nearly any field of work. From slipping on the stairs on the way to the office to falling from a scaffold at a construction site, many California workers are at risk every day they arrive at work. Perhaps one of the most dangerous fields in which a work injury often occurs is in industrial work.

A recent industrial accident involved a man and a steamroller. It occurred in the morning in Eureka during the latter part of June. The local police received a call of a report of an industrial accident and arrived around 11:15 a.m.

Upon their arrival, the police learned that the male construction worker, who was in his 40s, had been run over by a steamroller. Miraculously, the man survived.  The steam roller ran over his legs, chest and his pelvic area. He was quickly taken to a local medical center.

Although it's not clear how the worker managed to suffer this injury, the fact remains that he probably will not be able to return to work any time soon. When a worker in California suffers a work injury while on the job, he or she may choose to file a workers' compensation claim. A successfully presented claim can result in an award of benefits to help lessen some of the resultant financial impact, including medical bills as well as lost pay. An experienced workers' compensation attorney can help the injured worker understand his or her rights and explain the resulting legal process of filing such a claim.

Source: lostcoastoutpost.com, "Worker run over by steamroller at eureka construction site", Hank Sims, June 26, 2015

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