Even with precautions taken, unexpected events can take place on worksites. In many cases, those events can be frightening, especially on construction or demolition sites, and some workers may not make it out unscathed. As a result, workers or their families may need to look into workers’ compensation options.
Maryland readers may be interested in a recent work-related accident that took place in a nearby state. Apparently, a power plant no longer in use was being prepped to be torn down when the incident occurred. Crew members were working to salvage materials and dismantle the plant when a support structure collapsed unexpectedly. Details on exactly what occurred during and after the collapse were not given, but it was reported that two workers were injured.
The individuals were taken from the scene to the hospital, but one of the workers did not survive. At the time of the report, the second worker was still in the hospital. No identifying information was provided, and the extent of the surviving worker’s injuries was not given. A statement from the demolition company indicated that a thorough investigation was being conducted to determine what happened and to hopefully prevent such incidents in the future.
Though efforts to understand and prevent work-related accidents is important, individuals who are injured in an unexpected incident may feel those actions are too late. Many Maryland workers may have suffered on-the-job injuries that were preventable, but now, they must contend with the difficulties stemming from such incidents. Workers’ compensation can often help injured workers and surviving families of fatally injured workers when it comes to dealing with financial hardships stemming from work accidents.