Man seriously injured in Manette Bridge construction accident

Bremerton police report that a 39-year-old construction worker was seriously injured in a construction accident on the Manette Bridge project around 8:00am on Saturday morning.

The man suffered a life-threatening head injury when he was struck in the head by a wench while working beneath the bridge. The man was either on a small tug or a barge at the time of the on-the-job accident.

The man was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle by life flight helicopter.

The Washington state office of Labor & Industries is investigating the accident because it occurred on-the-job. An employer must report to L&I any accident which results in in-patient hospitalization or results in death within 8 hours of the accident.

Almost half of all work-place injury accidents occur to workers under the age of 45 While worker’s compensation covers some costs, in the case of serious injury, disability or death, the family of the injured should seek the counsel of an experienced personal injury attorney who can insure the worker’s rights are protected.

This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured in construction accidents and the family of those killed.

Source:
Worker seriously injured in accident at Manette Bridge construction site
Kitsap Sun Reported by: Rachel Pritchett Mar 5, 2011
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