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Worker Injured After Being Trapped Under Equipment at Holy Cross Cemetery in Brook Park, Ohio


Brook Park, Ohio –  A man was injured and hospitalized when a piece of equipment fell on him while at work. The incident happened Thursday afternoon at Holy Cross Cemetery in the 14600 block of Brookpark Rd.

Other workers at the site managed to free the victim before emergency personnel arrived.

No further details have been released.

Thoughts on workplace accidents

Each year millions of people face workplace injuries that require hospitalization. This is concerning. What’s even more troubling is that workplace injuries happen at such a high rate that many workers now believe the risk of a work injury comes with the territory. This is untrue. Employers have a responsibility to have a safe working environment for their workers.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) mandates employers secure all tools and materials in work environments where falling objects pose a risk to workers. This includes taking preventive measures such as securing and properly bracing structures and enclosing areas where loads are lifted. What preventive measures were applied at this work site?

While we do not have all the details to draw conclusions about what happened here, we know employers can prevent most workplace accidents with the proper safety measures in place. If any wrongdoing or negligence is revealed in this incident, those responsible need to be held accountable.

May the injured man make a full recovery soon.

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The Ammons Law Firm represents clients nationwide in catastrophic injury and wrongful death litigation, with extensive experience in complex auto/tire defect and commercial vehicle cases.

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