March 26, 2013
Slip, trip, and fall accidents are one of the leading causes of workplace injuries and fatalities today. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that around 15 percent of all work-related fatalities were the result these accidents. More recently, a Missouri Slip and Fall Accident resulted in a worker losing both legs after coming into contact with a tire shredder.
According to CBS St. Louis News, the incident occurred last Monday, March 18, at approximately 10:30 a.m., at the ABC Tire Recycling Center in Kansas City, Missouri. A spokesman for the Kansas City Fire Department, James Garrett, explained the victim was preforming maintenance on the machine when he slipped and fell. He then became caught in the equipment’s mechanisms and both legs were amputated.
Rescue crews transported the man to a local trauma center to receive treatment. He remains hospitalized at the facility.
In the meantime, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has been called to the scene to investigate the cause of the accident and if it could have been prevented.
Cofman Townsley has a team of Missouri Personal Injury Attorneys who are experienced in helping employees who have been hurt on-the-job at no fault of their own. That’s why they would encourage anyone who has suffered such an injury to contact them today to discuss your legal options.
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