Springfield Worker Seriously Injured In On-The-Job Accident
November 27, 2012
A worker at a Springfield, Missouri, FedEx facility was injured in an accident involving a tractor-trailer. According to Ozarks First, the incident occurred on Tuesday, November 6, around 1:30 a.m. at a warehouse located near the corner of Division and I-44.
Sgt. Steve Schwind with the Springfield Police Department said a tractor-trailer was backing up to a loading dock when the victim stepped between the truck and the dock. The driver of the truck failed to see the victim and backed into him, pinning him between the truck and a wall.
Rescue crews were immediately called to the scene where they were able to free the worker and take him to the hospital.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the transportation and warehousing industry is one of the most dangerous types of work, accounting for a total of 733 workplace fatalities in 2011 alone. The industry also reported an injury rate of 15 workers hurt per 100,000. Many of these accidents resulted in workers needing to file a St. Louis Workers’ Compensation claims to be reimbursed for lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering.
The insurance companies may not always have an injured person’s best interests at heart. That is why the St. Louis Personal Injury Lawyers with CofmanTownsley are here to answer your questions if you’ve been hurt on the job.