Authorities say a factory worker in Carlstadt was severely injured in a workplace accident. The victim, who name and age have not been revealed, was working at the Knickerbocker Bed Frame Company at around 9:30 a.m. when a machine carrying over 4,000 pounds of steel lost hold of its contents, trapping the worker. An initial investigation suggests that the accident was caused due to equipment failure.
An emergency team worked hard to remove the victim from beneath the steel before finally freeing him at around 10 a.m. Police report that the victim was somehow awake and responsive even while trapped beneath the steel. The victim was ultimately rushed to a local hospital for further medical attention. Though the victim is still alive, sources say there is a high chance he will lose his legs as a result of the amount of time beneath the steel.
Nobody should have to worry about getting hurt in his or her own workplace, especially in cases like this where the incident could be avoided altogether. According to OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) injuries in the workplace happen very often – with well over 2.9 report incidents every year.
While Workers’ Compensation will cover medical treatment, you may still feel like you want to hold someone responsible for the accident that caused your painful injuries.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a workplace accident, contact Brenner Spiller & Archer right away so we can examine the details of your accident and determine if you can recover funds through legal action. We will explain the complicated Third Party claim laws in New Jersey and answer all of your questions.