An outdoor construction job site is typically required to be insured with the same workers' compensation regulations as other local businesses that are equal in size and stature. The high risks that often accompany these job sites can require additional precautions as well as produce more work-related injuries. Recently, a New Jersey construction worker suffered work-related injuries from a dangerous tool that he was using while on the job.
The day of the accident, a New Jersey State Trooper arrived at the job site to find the construction worker severely wounded. The worker was bleeding profusely and had suffered a possibly life-threatening wound from a tool he was using. The deep cut went through his skin and tissue, straight to his chest bone. Combat Gauze was used by the first responder to temporarily close the injury, and potentially saved the man's life.
The report states that the employee was working on a drainage project, using a diamond blade saw to cut through a pipe made of concrete. The saw somehow rebounded from the pipe and rammed into the worker. It is not outlined if the work-related injuries were caused by negligence of operation or by a faulty tool or unsafe work conditions.
The construction worker was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment, where he is still recovering. Workers' compensation benefits are rightfully accessible when a New Jersey construction worker suffers work-related injuries. The insurance is meant to help with a myriad of costs, from medical expense to time away from work. The stressful time may leave an employee with many questions, and if benefits are not made easily available, a person could decide to legally pursue what is rightfully due.
Source: newjersey.news12.com, State trooper saves life of construction worker injured on Garden State Parkway job site, No author, Sept. 26, 2013