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Salt Lake Co, UT (September 02, 2021) – A worker was trapped for over an hour after a piece of heavy equipment fell on him on Wednesday, September 1st.

The Unified Fire Authority was dispatched to the scene at Wasatch Boulevard and 4600 South at about 2:30 p.m. A public information officer said that a piece of equipment rolled about 50 feet down an embankment, trapping a worked underneath.   

The rescue was difficult because of the steep angle of the embankment. Special rescue teams were called in.

It took just over an hour to free the victim who was then med flighted to a local trauma center in serious but stable condition.

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Industrial Accidents in Salt Lake County

Industrial disasters and accidents can happen in any industry. OSHA statistics state that more than 20% of workplace fatalities in 2014 were among construction workers.

Termed “the fatal four,” the leading dangers on job sites are electrocutions, falls, being struck by an object, and being caught between or in machinery.  

When you are hurt in an accident due to the negligence of another person, you need legal advice from a personal injury attorney in Salt Lake County. If you were injured and another person is at fault, you are entitled to receive compensation for your damages.

Factory and construction workers are aware that their jobs are filled with numerous safety hazards. These job sites are often performed in unsafe environments because of the tools, dangerous equipment, large machinery, and the long, exhausting hours they are expected to work. These perils are increased by things like insufficient safety measures, faulty equipment, or any one of the thousands of other factors that can cause workplace accidents and injuries that are just as devastating to the workers as they are to those who rely on them.

Salt Lake County Personal Injury Attorney

At Jardine Law Offices P. C., our Salt Lake County personal injury lawyers make certain that our clients see justice. We do all that we can so our clients obtain the maximum compensation possible for their claims. 

The biggest advantage of a personal injury suit is that it enables victims to collect damages for pain and suffering, a benefit that doesn’t come with worker’s compensation. By filing a personal injury claim, injured workers can pursue compensation for all of their losses, including things like lost income, decreased earning capacity, medical expenses, future medical costs, permanent disability, pain and suffering, decreased quality of life, and many more.

If you were injured in an accident because of another person’s actions, contact our Salt Lake County personal injury attorneys at (801) 350-3506 to schedule a free claim evaluation to see how we can help you.

Notes: The details and information utilized to create this post were gathered through the use of secondary sources. The details surrounding this accident have not been independently verified by the writing staff at Jardine Law Offices. These sources include but are not limited to newspaper stories, local news sources, local and state police reports, and eyewitness accounts about serious accidents that take place in Farmington and Salt Lake City, Utah. If you locate any information that is inaccurate, please contact us right away so that we can update the post with the most accurate information available. If you would like the post to be removed, please let us know and we will remove it as soon as possible. 

Disclaimers: The attorneys at Jardine Law Offices have worked hard through the years to build a solid business reputation in the community. We write about these serious incidents to bring awareness about the dangers associated with driving in hopes that our fellow community members will use an abundance of caution when operating a motor vehicle and avoid being involved in a serious accident themselves. This story is not intended to be a solicitation for business. The information provided in this post should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos used in this post are not taken from the scene of this accident.