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Worker Injured in Hurst Elevator Accident

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Jarod Cassidy3 years ago

A man was seriously injured after falling down an elevator shaft in Hurst, Texas on Monday.

About the Hurst Elevator Accident

According to CBS-DFW, emergency responders were called to the scene of the accident around 5 pm. Reports indicate a man was conducting repairs in an elevator shaft when he was struck by a moving elevator.

The man sustained head injuries and was airlifted to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital in Forth Worth – his condition as not released.

Officials are investigating the incident.

Workplace Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA):

  • On the job accidents claimed 4,405 lives in 2013. This averages to 85 deaths a week or more the 12 deaths per day.
  • 3,929 deaths occurred in private industry and 796 were linked to construction accidents.
  • Among the leading causes of death were:
    • Falls
    • Struck by object
    • Electrocutions
    • Caught-in/between

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