Late in the morning on Tuesday last week, a deadly accident took place on an Ohio construction worksite. A semi-truck struck three Ohio Turnpike Commission maintenance workers, severely injuring two and killing another. The driver of the truck was also severely injured. The workers were reportedly outside their maintenance vehicles at the time of the accident.
Injuries caused by conditions that violate the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's standards can cause employees in Ohio to file claims with the Ohio Bureau of Worker's Compensation.
In Ohio, industrial jobs are often dangerous jobs. Industrial workers often need to work around heavy equipment and potentially volatile chemicals. This can directly lead to workplace accidents.
Recently, a road crew worker tragically died in a job-related accident in Ohio after a tree he was removing crushed him. The worker was attempting to remove the large tree that was in the middle of the road near Sharon Valley Road in Licking County. As he was cutting the tree into removable sections with a chainsaw, a twelve-foot portion of the tree's trunk fell on him. Co-workers were able to get the trunk off the man with a crane, but CPR was not enough to bring the man back. He died at the scene of the accident.
Construction work is dangerous work, and threats to workers' safety are not always obvious. This fact became all too apparent to workers building a parking structure in Ohio last month, when a major workplace accident occurred.