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Construction accidents not uncommon in California

A California specialty contractor recently spoke following a building accident on a construction site. He said such construction accidents are not uncommon in that line of work and that, generally speaking, construction work is inherently dangerous. The man who spoke had been working in an adjacent building to the one where the accident took place.

Two workers were apparently working on a job where aircraft hangars were being built. Two huge metal beams fell on the workers at the flight training academy, resulting in moderate injuries to both employees. The men had reportedly been attempting to connect one beam to another when the collapse occurred.

It seems that a sudden, unexpected building structure shift may have caused the workers to lose control of the beams they were handling. Fire and rescue workers were dispatched to the scene to render aid to the accident victims and secure the area. The workers were then transported to a local hospital for treatment of their injuries.

When construction accidents happen in California, workers often file claims for compensation benefits through their employers. Employers are required to purchase insurance that provides such benefits to help cover medical costs and replace lost wages when injured workers are unable to return to the workforce after being hurt on the job. It is not uncommon for injured workers to seek legal counsel before filing compensation claims because such situations can be complicated and many workers worry that their claims will be denied. Experienced guidance may help minimize delays and obtain benefits needed to allow them to recover in more timely manners.

Source: fox40.com, "Two Workers Hurt at Mather Field Construction Site", Ali Wolf, July 14, 2016

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