The Connecticut Division of Occupational Health and Safety (OSHA) is investigating an on the job accident in Stamford, CT. The accident occurred when a worker at a local scrap yard was hit on the head while on a conveyor at the yard.
The man was treated for a facial laceration. Though he was wearing a hard hat at the time, his face was not protected from the blow. Fellow workers immediately stepped in and provided basic first aid to the worker. Stamford Fire & Rescue Captain Patrick Tripodi said that the workers did the right thing in their basic treatment of the man.
“His co-workers did a good job,” Tripodi stated. “They kept him still and didn’t try and pick him up or bring him down. That is one thing we encourage.”
Stamford Fire and Rescue had to strap the injured worker to a rescue stretcher to immobilize him before lowering him to the ground using a combination of ropes and ladders.
According to Tripodi the man seemed confused when firefighters arrived on the scene. Confusion in an injury victim can sometimes be attributed to a head injury.
The workers compensation attorneys at Glass, Lebovitz, Kasheta & Bren hope that the injured worker is well on his way to making a full recovery from his injuries.