There are some injuries in the workplace that are more gruesome than others. One of the most horrific workplace injuries is when a person loses an appendage. This can be particularly tragic since this type of injury will permanently affect every aspect of a victim's life. Unfortunately, this is exactly what happened in a recent workplace injury that occurred outside the state of California that resulted in one worker being severely injured
The accident, which happened one morning in late February, resulted in a worker having his arm severed. According to police reports, the incident occurred at approximately 11:20 a.m. The 40-year-old victim was taken to a local hospital. As of the latest reports, the man's condition was considered critical.
The details regarding the accident are still unknown. However, undoubtedly, authorities will be continuing to investigate the incident in order to determine the cause of the gruesome accident. As of now, there have not been any reports of possible safety violations; however, further investigation may reveal more details and bring more of the circumstances surrounding the incident to light.
Regardless of the cause of a workplace injury, if a worker is hurt while on the job, he or she may be able to obtain financial assistance to help during the recovery process. Workers' compensation benefits may be available for workers regardless of whether the accident was caused by safety violations. As long as the incident occurred in the course of employment, the injured worker may be eligible for benefits under California law.
Source: CBS Chicago, "Man's Arm Severed In Bridgeport Work Accident", Feb. 24, 2015