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Worker Severely Injured After Fall From Crane

When dealing with a job that involves the use of a crane...the utmost caution must be taken. 

(from detroit.cbslocal.com)

A man is hospitalized in critical condition after an accident at Ford's Dearborn Diversified Manufacturing Plant.

Kelli Felker, Manufacturing & Labor Communications Manager for Ford, said a contractor was working on a crane, at around 9 a.m. Wednesday, when he fell off.

Other employees at the plant told WWJ Newsradio 950 that the man was not wearing a safety strap when he tumbled from a height of about 50 feet.

Felker did not immediately confirmed those details, but said they're looking what happened.

Why was he up there without a strap? Was there a strap available to him? Why wasn't an employer enforcing safety precautions more forcibly? 

The employee is "lucky" to only have suffered the injuries he did. We've seen many crane accidents that result in much more severe injuries...including death.

If an unfortunate incident should happen, we at Loney & Schueller are ready and able to help. Dealing with a work-related injury creates an abundance of physical, mental, and emotional stress. Let us help ease that stress by ensuring you get the proper compensation that you've rightfully deserved.

Call Eric, Randy, and Sarah at 515-225-4485. We will hear your claim, go over your rights with you, and together, we will find the appropriate course of action to be taken.

We have over 40 years of combined experience in the workers' compensation field, and we are ready to put that experience to work for you!

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