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Worker Seriously Injured in a Forklift Accident at the Port of Brownsville, Texas


Brownsville, Texas — A worker suffered serious injuries after a forklift crushed his legs. The incident happened at an industrial site within the Port of Brownsville.

According to the Brownsville Fire Department, the incident occurred at an industrial site

No further details have been released.

Thoughts on workplace forklift accidents

Each year we see 34,900 serious injuries related to forklifts in the United States (Occupational Safety and Health Administration). That is too many — more needs to be done to keep our workers safe.

A common factor in forklift accidents is the lack of proper training for workers on operating a forklift. Employers are responsible for ensuring their workers receive thorough training and have access to necessary safety measures to perform their duties safely. However, some companies prioritize cost and time savings over worker safety, leading to inadequate training and safety equipment provision.

The worker injured here needs help to determine what caused the accident and whether there is any basis for recovering compensation for the lost income and mounting expenses that will surely result from this incident.

 

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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.

Disclaimer: This post is not legal advice. Information contained in this blog was compiled from third-party sources or is the opinion of the author. Please inform us immediately if false or misleading information is contained in this post.

 

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