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Construction Worker Injured By Falling Tool

We've heard from many of our clients, and friends that work in the construction business of all the near-misses that occurs on the construction job site. These stories include escaping injury from falls off ladders and tools falling around the construction site. Not all of these are near-misses though unfortunately....

(From patriotledger.com)

The federal agency that investigates workplace accidents launched an inspection Monday after a construction worker suffered a head injury when a nail gun fell off a roof, striking him.

Firefighters responded to 16 Cain Ave. just before 1 p.m. after getting reports that a nail gun fell off the roof of a home where work was being done and hit a worker on the head.

Weymouth fire Capt. Brad Flannery estimated the tool fell about 20 feet before striking the construction worker, who was taken to the hospital. Flannery did not have any information on the worker or the extent of his injuries.

At any jobsite/workplace, there is the possiblity that the unexpected could happen. No construction worker goes to work thinking that a tool could fall from higher up and hit them. When the unexpected happens, it can leave the injured worker and his/her family in quite a bind.

At Loney & Schueller, we're committed to helping those injured at the workplace. We work with our clients to ensure they receive their full and rightful compensation. We understand that when an injury at work occurs, there are physical, emotional, mental, and financial burdens, and we fight to try and ease those hardships.

Being out of work due to an injury can lead to lost wages...high medical bills...and a variety of other unexpected costs that are outside the usual household budget.

If you've been injured while on the job, call Eric, Randy, and Sarah at 515-225-4485. We will be ready to sit down with you to go over your claim and together we can determine the proper route to ensure you receive your full...and rightful...compensation!

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