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:
- Struck by object