Incident Highlights Risks of Arkansas Equipment Accidents

Anyone can be injured on the job, but workers in some industries face more dangers than others.

Take working in construction for instance. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates the industry has a higher than average rate for on-the-job injuries and fatalities. In fact, 824 construction workers lost their lives last year alone.

This leaves many wondering what factors may play a part in these accidents. The numbers tend to point to incidents involving heavy equipment as one of the leading contributing factors.

This particular risk was underscored by a fatal Arkansas equipment accident that occurred last week. Reports indicate the incident occurred at approximately 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at a rock quarry located on N. Farmers Branch Road, near Ozark.

The Springfield News-Leader stated the victim was operating a dump truck at the site. He was waiting to load his vehicle when he decided to walk across the road. As he crossed, the operator of a front-end loader failed to see the 73-year-old victim and struck him with the machine.

Accidents like this leave many construction workers wondering what options are available if they are injured while working. Experts tend to agree that speaking with an Arkansas personal injury lawyer may be the best course of action in such a situation.

At Rainwater, Holt & Sexton, we understand the difficulties that can come with losing a loved one to an unforeseen accident. That’s why we would like to send our deepest sympathies to the family of the man who was killed in this recent accident.

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