December 8th, 2014|
The workplace has countless hazards that can put an employee’s health and safety at risk, but one of the most common causes of on-the-job injuries reported today are slips trips and falls. In fact, it’s estimated there were almost 700 slip and fall accident injuries and fatalities reported in the United States workplace last year alone.
To bring into perspective just how easily a slip and fall accident can occur, a San Francisco window washer was seriously injured last week as a result of a fall while he was working. Reports indicate the incident occurred on Friday, December 5, along the 400 block of Montgomery Street downtown.
According to an article from NBC Bay Area News, the victim was washing windows on the 11th story of the building when he plummeted roughly 130-feet to the ground below and landed on top of a Toyota Camry. The impact of the fall caused the worker to suffer a fractured pelvis, broken right arm, and internal bleeding. He’s continuing to receive treatment at a local medical facility and remains in critical condition.
At Berg injury Lawyers, we’ve seen the devastation that can come as the result of suffering a slip and fall accident. That’s why our team of California personal injury lawyers would like to wish the worker who was recently injured a full and speedy recovery.