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North Haven – Employee Injured In Facility Fire

An employee was injured in a fire in North Haven last Thursday morning.

Emergency teams were dispatched to 7 Grasso Avenue at approximately 9:15 a.m. and discovered a fire at a manufacturing facility. Crews from multiple agencies were requested on-site to contain the blaze and assess any environmental issues that may have been brought out by the incident. At least one employee was injured in the fire, and the still-unidentified victim has since been tended to by medical personnel. The factory has since returned to normal operations, but the incident is still under investigation. Updates will be provided when authorities release more info regarding the case.

Workplace accidents are always investigated thoroughly to determine if any form of negligence could be involved. Many of these facilities are inherently high-risk areas and steps have to be taken to ensure the safety of all workers. These things said, people injured in various workplaces are advised to seek legal help. It pays to be aware of our rights and options if ever we are involved in similar situations.

If you or someone you care about was injured in an accident, you may need help navigating the complex challenges of paying for your medical bills, recouping your lost wages, and regaining your quality of life. The Connecticut attorneys with Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers can help you through this process, working to hold the responsible party accountable for the pain and suffering you have had to endure. Call 800-PERKINS for a free consultation with a lawyer today.

Note: Our blog reports on a variety of sensitive stories with the goal of raising awareness of accidents and the repercussions they can have. We use real news articles as our sources. Should a story be updated or a post on our site be inaccurate, please let us know so we can update our post. Our blog is not intended to be read as legal advice.


Wallingford – Worker Injured In Industrial Accident

An industrial worker was seriously injured in an accident in Wallingford early yesterday morning.

At approximately 4:30 a.m., firefighters and paramedics were dispatched to Barnes Park North after reports of a factory accident came in. According to responders, a worker sustained serious burn injuries after an incident around a furnace inside the Holo-Krome facility. The victim was immediately transported to the hospital for treatment, while other emergency teams worked to process the accident scene. Cleanup operations are still ongoing, and the factory remains closed until further notice. Officials have yet to disclose the identity and current status of the injured worker. Updates will be provided when appropriate.

Workplace accidents occur under varied circumstances and can be challenging to investigate as many of them don’t immediately exhibit obvious causes. Investigating these incidents typically requires the involvement of various agencies so that accountability can be accurately established. These things said, people injured in the workplace, particularly those where negligence has been discovered, are advised to seek legal assistance so that their cases can be properly evaluated.

If you or someone you care about was injured in an accident, you may need help navigating the complex challenges of paying for your medical bills, recouping your lost wages, and regaining your quality of life. The Connecticut attorneys with Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers can help you through this process, working to hold the responsible party accountable for the pain and suffering you have had to endure. Call 800-PERKINS for a free consultation with a lawyer today.

Note: Our blog reports on a variety of sensitive stories with the goal of raising awareness of accidents and the repercussions they can have. We use real news articles as our sources. Should a story be updated or a post on our site be inaccurate, please let us know so we can update our post. Our blog is not intended to be read as legal advice.


Work Zone Awareness

During the warmer spring and summer months, significant road improvement projects begin all across the state of Connecticut. These projects help us with our daily commute and keep the roads in good condition to prevent accidents. Unfortunately, not all drivers exercise adequate caution when driving through work zones, and workers often suffer severe or fatal injuries in entirely avoidable accidents.

Work Zone Fatalities – By the Numbers

In a report released by the National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse, 799 people died in work-zone crashes in 2017 alone, an increase from the previous three-year average. 216 of those crashes involved trucks, with 265 total fatalities, while pedestrians were involved in 129 fatal accidents, with 126 total deaths. Of those numbers, 132 workers were killed in work zone accidents.

How to Prevent Work Zone Injuries

Work zone accidents can be prevented when everyone exercises additional caution when driving through them. Drivers can protect themselves, their passengers, and the workers who are performing their duties by following these simple steps:

  • Watch for work zone signs and expect the unexpected.
  • Adjust your speed according to the posted speed limits
  • Don’t slow down to look at road work. Instead, maintain the flow of traffic
  • Follow the directions on posted signage or signals by roadway flaggers
  • Do not tailgate or drive aggressively
  • Put down your phone (which you shouldn’t be using anyway) and avoid other in-vehicle distractions
  • Know before you go: make sure to check for road work online, or tune in to the TV or radio before leaving to find out the latest traffic information.
  • Schedule your commute: give yourself enough time to get to your destination, especially if you are aware of roadwork ahead of time

Work zones present unfamiliar changes to your daily commute, but they can be navigated easily with a bit of pre-planning and caution. Drivers, motorcyclists, cyclists, and pedestrians all have a responsibility to keep work zones safe for ourselves and the workers we encounter.

Contact a Connecticut Work Zone Accident Lawyer

If you were hurt in a work zone accident, contact the injury attorneys at Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers to get the knowledgeable legal help you need and deserve. Whether you were injured as a worker and need assistance with a worker’s comp claim, or if you were hurt as a motorist and need to discuss your eligibility for personal injury compensation, our team is ready to serve you. Contact us at 203-397-1283 or reach out to us online anytime, day or night, and we’ll sit down with you to advise you of your legal options.

 

 

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