Spring Break in Central Iowa has gotten off to a less-than-idea-Spring-Break-feeling start. While we were enjoying near-shorts weather last weekend, here we are again, all bundled up, dealing with slushy roads and freezing temps.
Whenever & wherever the cold weather hits, it can create a very hazardous working environment for those workers outdoors.
A worker on a de-icing truck was injured at Logan International Airport Friday evening when the bucket of the truck hit the wing of an Alaskan Airlines plane, according to a spokesman for the airlines.
"We are waiting for an update on his or her condition, and we hope any potential injuries are not severe," Ray Lane, an Alaskan Airlines spokesman, said in a statement Saturday morning.
The employee was harnessed inside the bucket when the truck came into contact with Flight 769 around 7 p.m. and tipped over, Lane said.
We wish the speediest of recoveries to the injured employee, and hope he has good representation to ensure he receives his full & rightful compensation.
If you work outdoors during this cold weather, make sure you have taken the extra precautions necessary to stay & work safe. More often than not, we find employers disregard weather as a component of the working environment, as their concern is only to get the job done...at as little cost as possible. It's this mindset that puts hard-working individuals in harm's way.
Outdoor workers should be mindful of hypothermia, trench foot, and many other cold weather-related illnesses & injuries that could become quite severe.
Report your injury...we can't stress this enough...report your injury. You have rights, rights that will be there if you are injured, and Eric, Randy, and Sarah are here ready to fight for your rights.
We will work tiredlessly to ensure you receive your full & rightful compensation.
Call Eric, Randy, and Sarah at 515-225-4485.