July 17, 2012
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mining industry had an injury rate of 19.2 individuals being hurt for every 100,000 employees. The construction industry also is considered one of the most dangerous occupations, accounting for nearly 20 percent of all worker fatalities. Aside from the primary dangers of doing their job, miners, refinery, and construction workers are exposed to a wide variety of other hazards.
Take, for instance, the case of a Harris County, Texas, man who filed a Texas Construction Accident lawsuit against his co-worker and former employer after he was injured by a dropped tape measure at a construction site. According to The Southeast Texas Record, the incident occurred on July 2, 2010, at a BP Refinery in Galveston County.
Court records show that the victim was standing near scaffolding, which was constructed and operated by the company named as a plaintiff in the lawsuit, when an employee who was standing on top of the structure dropped a tape measure onto the victims face below. The victim suffered facial injuries including a broken nose and lost teeth.
The lawsuit is seeking an unspecified amount in damages from the company and employee who dropped the tape measure.
The Bryan Personal Injury Lawyers with Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers would advise anyone who has been injured in an on-the-job accident that wasn’t your fault to talk about your case with an attorney.