Even though Mother Nature tried to throw some surprise days of near-winter at us this weekend, golf season is up and going. With the return of golf season, comes with it a rush of golf courses getting their greens ready.
A man was seriously injured while doing construction at the Woods Hole Golf Club on Thursday afternoon, April 21.
According to a press release issued by the Falmouth Police Department, a large piece of construction equipment backed up and injured a 47-year old worker at approximately 3:26 PM. He was transported to a Providence-area hospital, where he is being treated for serious injuries, according to the release.
Michael Lawrence, general manager of the Woods Hole Golf Club, did not have any additional information on the accident when reached by phone Thursday afternoon, other than the man was an employee with JK Scanlan Company, LLC, of East Falmouth.
"We don't know the extent of the injuries, but we hope for the best," he said.
The matter remains under investigation by police.
Just because an employer is rushing to get things ready doesn't mean that they can forego proper safety precautions. Bottom line...worker safety should never be compromised. Unfortunately though, too many times employers will cut corners to save costs, and far too often, those cuts come at the workers' expense.
We at Loney & Schueller will NOT let employers get away with those awful practices. If you've been injured while on the job, call Eric, Randy, and Sarah at 515-225-4485. We will fight for your rights to ensure you get your full and rightful compensation.