State inspectors continue to review an accident earlier this month in which four firefighters were injured when a Framingham fire truck rolled over while returning from a call, the MetroWest Daily News reported.
The truck was on Edgell Road about 7:30 a.m. Saturday morning when it rolled 360 degrees and took out a utility pole before landing on its wheels and coming to rest in the front yard of a home, according to the Boston Herald. The cause of the accident, which occurred on a straightaway in the road, is unknown, although neighbors said crashes frequently occur in the area.
Traffic accidents are a leading cause of Massachusetts work injuries and work accidents and worker’s compensation claims nationwide.
A total of 5,071 fatal work injuries were recorded in the United States in 2008, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Of those, 2,053 were classified as transportation injuries, including traffic accidents, struck by moving equipment, and railway, waterway and aircraft accidents.
Forty-four firefighters were killed on the job, including 27 in transportation accidents.
In Massachusetts, 61 fatal work accidents were reported, including 18 transportation accidents, 8 assault fatalities, 8 equipment fatalities, 15 falls and 10 deaths resulting from harmful exposure or environmental incidents.
If you have been injured while on the job as a result of a Massachusetts car accident or other work injury, consulting a worker’s compensation attorney can help protect your rights, your livelihood and your current and future financial well-being. Contact the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman for a free and confidential appointment to discuss your case. Call 877-617-5333.