Articles Posted in Work Accident

Worker Dies After Falling Out of Tree
On June 11, police and emergency crews received a report of a workplace accident involving a worker falling from a tree. The accident occurred on Monday and was reported to Medway Police and Fire Communications Center through a 911 emergency call stating a man at 27 Broken Tree Road fell approximately 30 feet out of a tree.

Upon arrival, an ambulance transported Lewis P. Umbenhower III, 38, to Milford Regional Medical Center. He was pronounced dead while at the hospital. Preliminary investigations into the incident indicate Umbenhower was cutting a portion of a tree when he fell. The incident is under investigation by OSHA as well as local police. Umbenhower was an independent contractor.

Workplace Accidents

Man Suffers Serious Burns at Workplace Accident in Brewery
Fires can cause severe injuries and also do damage to property. Fires can cause burn injuries that are quite painful and impact victim’s lives for years to come. Accidents that happen at the workplace can be especially hard to individuals to deal with. Employers have a responsibility to ensure their workplace is safe for all of their employees.

On June 5, fire officials responded to Trillium Brewing Company in Canton after receiving a report about a 55-year-old man suffering from serious burns. The incident was reported around 4:45 in the afternoon. The man was transported by medical helicopter to Brigham and Women’s hospital where he is reported to be in serious but stable condition. The victim was a contractor working on the brewery’s equipment. Officials say that it is unclear how he received the burn, but that it is likely related to his work at the brewery.

Injuries and Fires

2 Zoo Workers Injured
Workplace accidents can be unexpected. Employers have a duty of care to keep their workers safe.

Two employees of a zoo suffered minor injuries after an 800-pound animal escape. The animal, a takin, described as a “goat-antelope,” escaped after 9 in the morning on Tuesday. It was back in its enclosure by 10. This happened at Roger Williams Park Zoo. One animal keeper and one vet intern were injured. Their injuries were minor.

When it comes to workplace accidents, the type of accidents that can occur are varied. Employers must be sure they are taken proper safety precautions to ensure their employees are safe. If they fail to do so, they could be held accountable for the injuries. It is important for workplaces to be safe.

5 Employees Sent to Hospital After Medway Hazmat Scare
In Medway on Saturday, five employees had to be sent to the hospital as a precaution. This happened after a hazardous chemical scare.

Fire officials say that the workers might have been exposed when two chemicals were mixed and created a vapor released. Weather is reportedly a factor.

Crews responded to the chemical spill at MicroGroup at around 2 in the afternoon.

West Springfield Man Accused of Assaulting Police Officer
A man from West Springfield was arrested on Thursday after he damaged a vehicle and assaulted a police officer.

Authorities say that William Scafuri has been charged with assault and battery on a police officer as well as multiple other charges.

Police were called to an apartment parking lot after getting a report of destruction of a motor vehicle. They saw Scafuri and tried to stop him.

Workplace Deaths Rising in Massachusetts
In 2017, 74 people lost their lives because of workplace accidents. This is an 11-year high for the state and also reflects on nationwide rises in workplace deaths.

Young people are at particular risk because many of them work as contractors in what is called the gig economy.

Workers are often seeing the raw end of the deal as employers don’t want to take responsibility for their workers, especially contract workers.

Electrical Issue Blamed for Warren House Fire
Five people were displaced after a fire broke out at a home in Warren. This occurred at 32 North Street on Wednesday morning.

The fire was reported at around 9:30 in the morning. Callers said they heard an explosion.

It appears that all the residents of the family home got out safely. The home had smoke detectors in place that were working.

When a loved one dies, more often than not they are survived by dependents who, in addition to having to deal with the emotional loss, also have to deal with the resulting financial hardships.  

In situations where the deceased would have had grounds for a personal injury claim had they survived their injuries, surviving loved ones may be able to pursue a wrongful death claim.

Under Massachusetts law, for example, an individual or organization can be held liable for wrongful death if they cause a fatal accident by:

This is an update of the May 1st post. The victim in the Danvers industrial accident that left one man with critical injuries has been identified as 42-year-old Anthony Lyon. Though Lyon was alive when emergency personnel arrived, he was critically injured and his condition continued to decline while awaiting a medflight. At the time of reaching the Beverly Hospital, Lyon was unresponsive and unconscious, and he succumbed to his injuries shortly thereafter.

 

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A construction worker suffered a severe arm injury and had to be removed from the scaffolding by Springfield firefighters. Firefighters arrived on the scene around 11:30 am to find the man several stories up and brought in machinery to lower him down. He was transported by ambulance to the hospital.

 

The man is in stable condition and his injuries are not life-threatening

 

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