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Construction worker injured after falling into 20 foot hole

Construction work sites are often riddled with many dangers. From falling debris to heavy moving machinery, construction workers are forced to navigate numerous potentially dangerous situations on a daily basis. Thankfully, the majority of construction companies take necessary measures to ensure that work sites are as safe and as hazard-free as possible. Additionally, the majority of construction companies take steps to ensure that construction workers are properly trained and educated about various safety procedures.

Even the most experienced construction worker can be the victim of a work accident. In many cases, construction accidents result when equipment malfunctions or safety protocols are not strictly followed. One 25-year-old construction worker recently suffered a serious fall injury after he fell into a 20 foot hole at a work site.

The accident occurred as the 25-year-old was working at a construction site in which a parking lot and building were being demolished. As the man worked to clear debris, he took a step backward and fell into a 20 foot hole. Thankfully, the man's co-workers were able to rescue him from the hole and keep him still until emergency first responders arrived at the accident scene.

While the man lived, he sustained serious and painful injuries including those to his leg, hip and head. These types of injuries are often not only painful, but also result in an individual being rendered permanently disabled.

In this case, it appears that the man's employer failed to set up a safe perimeter around the 20 foot hole. The injured 25-year-old may choose to sue to recover compensation related to his injuries as well as lost wages and permanent disability.

Source: Northjersey.com, "Construction worker injured in Fort Lee," Denisa R. Superville, June 27, 2013

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