A Hanover, Massachusetts, man was seriously injured last week after sustaining a work-related Slip and Fall Accident. The Boston Globe reports the incident occurred on December 14 on the tower of a wind turbine located on Pond Street in Hanover.
Director for the Plymouth County Technical Rescue Team, Kevin Nord, explained the worker had climbed roughly 40-feet up the tower to perform maintenance on the turbine. As he was attempting to climb back down, he slipped and fell, sending him plummeting some 24 feet down to the platform below him.
The impact of the fall left the worker unable to move, so rescue crews had to climb up the tower. They then placed the victim in a basket and he was lowered by a pulley system safely to the ground. The victim was then rushed to a Weymouth, Massachusetts, hospital for treatment.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has been called to the scene to determine the cause of the accident and if it could have been prevented.
Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows just how common slip and fall accidents are. In fact, falls were responsible for causing 14 percent of all fatal work-related accidents.
The Boston Personal Injury Lawyers with Jason Stone Injury Lawyers understand the risks and dangers of slip and fall accidents and are here to help you if you have been hurt while working at no fault of your own.