Early Sunday morning, emergency responders freed a man whose arm had been trapped in an underground conveyer belt at an industrial site in Monaca, PA.
The Associated Press reported that the man’s arm became pinned just before 4 A.M. Sunday morning as he was loading limestone onto the conveyor belt. Barges are loaded and unloaded on the Ohio River at the site of the accident. It took more than six rescue workers over two hours to free the injured man, who was then taken to the hospital.
Machine accidents like this can occur, and are often beyond anyone’s control. Many machinery accidents can result in serious or permanent injury. Although every situation is different, it’s important to remember that employees are entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits if they suffer an injury that arises out of and in the course and scope of their employment.
Machinery can malfunction or there may be defective parts. In a case such as this, a worker may not only be entitled to workers’ compensation, they may also have a third party claim for product liabilty.
If you’ve been injured on the job, contact the workers’ compensation and product liability attorneys at Michael J. O’Connor & Associates. We’ll provide a free initial consultation and we will make sure you receive the benefits you deserve.