Serious concern for ironworker injured on the job

Many Massachusetts residents are aware of the extensive construction work going on at Logan International Airport. A sizeable parking garage is being built to help improve the flow of traffic into and out of one of the nation's busiest airports. That project was once again in the news after a recent incident in which an ironworker was injured on the job.

The incident took place as the construction project was underway on a recent Friday morning. A 32-ton concrete panel was being moved into position on the third floor of the structure with a crane. At some point during that task, the panel fell. An ironworker who was attempting to secure the panel also fell, and was critically injured as a result.

The 53-year-old man was rushed to an area hospital, where he was treated for injuries sustained during the 40-foot fall. As of the time of this report, he was listed in critical condition and was undergoing surgery. There is no word on the extent of his injuries, or his prognosis for recovery.

An investigation into the matter has been initiated, and workers were observed taking photographs of the scene in the aftermath of the accident. In time, details may become available on how and why this accident took place. When a Massachusetts worker is injured on the job, workers' compensation is available to help both the worker and the worker's family get through what can be a very difficult time. This benefit can provide a measure of financial relief when it is needed the most and can help individuals focus on recovering from their injuries.

Source: The Boston Globe, "Ironworker hurt after falling some 40 feet at Logan", Laura Crimaldi, July 10, 2015

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