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2 injured in construction accident involving truss collapse

On Behalf of | Jul 11, 2022 | Construction Workers Accidents

An accident can occur at virtually any moment on the site of a new project, and the fallout of such an incident could affect the lives of those involved in various ways. Falls from heights continue to be one of the most prevalent causes of construction accidents, and even a fall from a minor distance could leave workers in New Jersey facing dire health repercussions. Two workers suffered serious injuries when a truss collapsed during a recent construction accident in another state. 

The accident 

Reports indicate that authorities received information about the incident on a recent Thursday morning. According to reports, workers were performing job-related tasks on the site of a construction project when a truss collapsed. This collapse reportedly caused several workers to fall nearly 20 feet to the ground below, causing at least two individuals to suffer severe injuries in the process. 

Officials indicate that one of the workers was airlifted to a nearby medical facility for treatment of a severe head injury. Another worker reportedly suffered a broken arm and was taken to the hospital for medical care. While an investigation into the incident is underway, no further details were provided as to what might have caused the truss to collapse. 

After an accident 

The fallout of a construction accident could leave workers facing various challenges in life, physical and financial alike. With the extensive costs of medical treatment and the possibility of having to take time off work during recovery, individuals in New Jersey who face similar scenarios may have questions about the options to help safeguard their futures. Fortunately, there are attorneys who can help a person better understand all the available outlets for aid and assist him or her in preparing to seek the full amount of compensation possible through every applicable source.