Sanitation Worker Struck by Garbage Truck, Seriously Injured
On October 5, a sanitation worker in Baltimore, MD suffered serious injuries to his leg when he was run over by a garbage truck. According to the BaltimoreSun.com, the garbage truck ran over the worker accidentally after he tried to step onto the truck, but slipped and fell into the road.
The Bureau of Labor and Statistics reported in 2008 about 5.5 out of 100 workers in the waste management/remediation industry were injured. Refuse collectors were listed among the nation’s most dangerous occupations in 2007.
There are many ways sanitation workers can sustain injuries in Pennsylvania on the job accidents. They can be hit by impatient drivers trying to bypass a garbage truck. Defective equipment can lead to unsafe working conditions. A refuse truck with mechanical problems can cause injury to its operators, resulting in long-term injuries or even death. Crews can also be injured from slipping, tripping, or falling on debris, oil, or other chemicals.
If you or a loved one has been injured on the job, you can enlist the help of a qualified work injury lawyer. The Philadelphia work accident injury attorneys at Cherry Fieger & Marciano, LLP have experience in dealing with personal injuries suffered by sanitation workers and can help you or your loved one seek compensation for pain, suffering, lost wages, permanent disability, medical costs, emotional trauma, and more.
The Pennsylvania workers’ compensation attorneys at Cherry Fieger & Marciano, LLP have represented countless work injury victims with great success. We use our experience and wealth of knowledge to help represent victims of injury on a daily basis. Call our lawyers today for a free consultation at 888-684-7192.