There are numerous hazards that workers face on a daily basis at construction sites; however, the Boston Construction Site Accident Lawyers with Jason Stone Injury Lawyers point out that coming into contact with objects or equipment is one of the leading causes of these incidents. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows such accidents accounted for roughly 15 percent of all workplace fatalities in 2011 alone.
To put into perspective just how common these accidents are, a 42-year-old man was seriously injured yesterday after accidentally shooting himself in the leg with a nail gun.
Reports from Enterprise News say the incident occurred at around 3:15 p.m. on Rockland Street in Easton, Massachusetts. The victim was a member of a crew completing construction of a home, and was working at the site when the nail gun went off. It sent a framing nail through the victim’s right kneecap and into his knee.
A helicopter was called to the scene and airlifted the worker to a Boston hospital for treatment.
The incident comes just weeks after another worker was killed in Plymouth, Massachusetts, when a wall he was constructing suddenly collapsed on top of him.
Stone’s team of Boston Personal Injury Lawyers recognize the dangers construction workers face each day and are here to help anyone who has been harmed in a workplace accident that occurred because of another person’s negligence.