Man Airlifted to Hospital After New Jersey Workplace Accident
A worker in Ramsey, New Jersey was killed in an industrial injury accident at Arrow Road recently. The man was allegedly working on a machine called a lathe at the plant. This is a large tool which rotates a work piece onto its axis and can cut, sand, drill, or turn the item to create an object of symmetry. LEEM Filtration, the plant where this worker was injured, is an industrial workplace that creates custom filtration products like pressure leaf filters, filter leaves, lateral systems, wedge wire screens, and underdrains.
While the 42-year-old worker was doing his regular job at the filtration plant, he was sucked into the lathe machine with its sharp knives and drills. According to NJ Powered by The Times, the man suffered serious injuries to his back, arm, and head. He was airlifted to the Hackensack University Medical Center in a critical condition. According to New York Injury News, a piece of the man’s clothing became caught in the machine, dragging him inside.
The man suffered a compound fracture to one of his arms, and a severe back injury. He was also reported has suffering a severe head injury. Investigations at the LEEM Filtration plant are underway and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration plans to look at the issue to determine whether or not the employers conducted were safe and followed government policies.
Industrial accidents result in terrible injuries and deaths in the United States. Whenever men are working among large machines and sharp objects, they are at risk. When these machines malfunction, or when employees are not given protective equipment to wear, there can be devastating consequences. For example, if a worker was not wearing proper work clothes because he was not provided with them, then the employer may be responsible for the accident. Contact a New York personal injury attorney at Greenberg & Stein today if you were injured in an industrial accident and want assistance with your case.