A Seattle accident involving a construction worker resulted in injuries. Officials say they believe the man fell several stories. Thankfully, he landed in a net.
The downtown Seattle accident happened at Lenora Street and Eighth Avenue. On Monday at 11 a.m., the 30-year-old man reportedly fell eight stories from the 20th to the 12th floor. A safety net was in place. This appears to have helped to prevent deadly injuries.
The man suffered injuries to his lower limbs. Reporters believe that he may have hit something on his way down. This could be the reason why the safety net structure was bent.
While his current condition is unknown, he was quickly taken to Harborview Medical Center for treatment.
Details regarding how this work accident came to be were not readily available. We hope officials are investigating thoroughly. Workers in similar situations could learn from this accident. And so could employers.
We hope the victim in this tragic accident is getting the care he needs to get better soon. Hopefully, other similar accidents can be prevented as Seattle residents and attorneys share this story far and wide.
Work-Related Accidents Happen Too Often
Most employers are good, law-abiding men and women. Still, many employers still put the lives of their employees at risk unnecessarily. When that happens, accidents take place. As a result, injuries follow.
If workers are injured severely, they lose wages. Not being able to work leads to debt and lack of proper medical treatment. So this scenario doesn’t materialize, we urge victims of work-related incidents to speak up.
Whether you need help with your worker’s compensation case or another personal injury case, we’re here to help. Fighting a neglectful third party while you’re trying to recover is tough. But having professional help at your side makes justice possible.
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