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Construction Worker Sent to the Hospital After Falling Accident

Jonathan Hernandez9 months ago

One worker was sent to the hospital after being involved in an industrial accident at the Port of Virginia.

Details about the Industrial Accident

WAVY News is reporting that an industrial accident happened at the Norfolk International Terminals at the Port of Virginia, which sent one person to the hospital on Friday.

According to Battalion Chief Brandon Dommel, of the Norfolk of the Fire-Rescue, the call came in just after 11 a.m. and crews arrived at the scene of the accident and found that a worker had fallen about 25 feet from a crane.

After the worker fell, he landed on a cargo container that was about 15 feet off the ground.

Crews worked by using a rope system to bring down the injured worker back to the ground, where there were medical and emergency personnel waiting to transport the worker to the Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

At this time, no other information regarding the extent of the worker’s injuries has been released.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation by local and federal authorities.

Important Information about Construction Accidents

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, there are thousands of wrongful deaths every year involving construction accidents:

  • 4,679 workers were killed on-the-job in 2014.
  •  Falling accounted for 349 out of a total of 874 deaths in construction.
  • The other most-fatal construction accidents were electrocutions, being caught in/between something, and being struck by an object of some type at a construction site.

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