Irvine: Rock Crusher Seriously Injured Construction Worker
Posted on Mar 29, 2012
Shortly before 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28th, a rock crusher seriously injured a construction worker in Irvine. While working in the 8700 block of Irvine Center, the man became entangled in a conveyor belt, which carried him into a rock crusher. Co-workers responded to his calls for help and immediately pushed the emergency off button. Paramedics transported him to a local hospital to receive treatment for major head trauma.
“Work-related injury among construction workers has declined in recent years,” explained Orange County injury lawyer James Ballidis, “but continues to account for a higher percentage of fatalities than other industries.”
In the United States, 4,547 people were killed while on the job in 2010, a slight decrease from the previous year, when the Bureau of Labor Statistics recorded 4,551 fatalities. Within the private construction sector, the incidence of fatal injuries decreased by 10 percent from 2009 to 2010, with 9.5 percent of all fatal injuries in the country attributable to this occupational sector.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish the man who was seriously injured in the accident involving the rock crusher a full recovery.
The Orange County Register originally reported this Irvine construction accident.
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