Legal news for Florida construction accident attorneys. A two-ton piece of machinery fell on a worker’s head and seriously injured him.
Occupational Health and Safety Admin. alerts Florida construction accident lawyers- A workplace accident at the United States Gypsum plant injured a worker.
Jacksonville, FL—One worker was left in critical condition after an industrial accident at the U.S. Gypsum plant. The workplace accident happened on Friday morning, September 25, 2009 around 11:30 on Evergreen Avenue, as reported by First Coast News.
According to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office (JSO) two workers were working on a cam gear drive, which weighs nearly two tons, and had thought the safety chain was secured. Both employees reportedly thought the other one had attached the machine’s safety chain. The two-ton piece of equipment became loose and fell around 5-feet onto one of the worker’s head. The heavy piece of equipment pinned the worker against the floor. The other worker was reportedly uninjured. The worker, who is in his 50’s, was transported by area emergency medical services (EMS) crews to a local hospital for treatment of his serious injuries. Officals with the JSO and the Federal Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) http://www.osha.gov/ are reportedly conducting a full investigation into the workplace accident.
According to Wikipedia http://www.wikipedia.org/ the United States Gypsum Corporation, is a Fortune 500 company that manufactures construction materials. Gypsum is the nations largest distributor of drywall and related building materials. It reportedly employs 12,700 workers, who work in over 30 countries.
Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news information for Florida construction accident lawyers.