Lubbock, TX (June 22, 2019) On the evening of June 21st, an industrial accident happened in the 8200 block of Ash Avenue. A pallet fell on a man while he was working at approximately 5:20 p.m.
When the paramedics and the Lubbock Fire Rescue arrived at the accident, they found the man suffering from serious injuries and rushed him to Covenant Medical Center for treatment.
The authorities are still investigating the accident to determine why the pallet fell on the man.
Our thoughts are with the injured man as he recovers from his injuries.
Workplace Accidents in Texas
In 2012, almost 20 percent of fatalities that occur in the workplace are caused by objects falling on workers. Employers are responsible for making sure the work environment is safe for their employees, and when they fail to upkeep the workspace, they’re committing a form of negligence. Employers are responsible for properly scanning all areas to ensure no toxic fumes exist, no dangerous objects fall, no floors are wet, and more. It’s unfortunate when employers fail to upkeep their workspace areas and expect employees to safely perform their duties to benefit the company.
At Benton Law Firm, we are constantly helping injured employees file personal injury lawsuits against all possible negligent parties, which include employers. We believe employees should work in nonhazardous areas because their lives should not be put at risk when providing services at work. If you or someone you love was injured at work, contact our office today for a free consultation at 214-219-4878.
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