Tag: workplace injuries

Railroad Worker Awarded Large Sum After Multiple Surgeries By Jefferson County Jury

A jury in Jefferson County deliberated for about two hours over the case of a man from Jackson, Missouri who suffered a tragic accident that resulted in the amputation of his right leg. According to an article on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch website, The accident occurred when the fifty-one-year-old railroad worker was directing trains during his […]

Written by on February 13, 2014

Injured at Work? We’re on Your Side

When you’re injured at work, in addition to contacting a St. Louis personal injury attorney, make sure you’re following the correct protocol set by your employer. Step #1: Report the injury immediately Report your accident to your employer as soon as possible so that the correct paperwork can be filled out by your boss. Waiting […]

Written by on November 19, 2013

Fatal Construction Accident Halts Work on Stadium

Construction on the new Levi’s Stadium for the San Francisco 49ers was temporarily halted after a fatal construction accident at the Santa Clara, California site. A 60-year-old construction worker was severely injured while unloading rebar at the stadium construction site yesterday morning. He died of his injuries after being transported to the hospital. The construction […]

Written by on October 15, 2013

Freak St. Louis Accident Kills Lawn Service Employee

In a freak accident last week, a lawn service employee was killed while mowing the lawn of Trinity Lutheran Church in St. Charles County, Missouri. The workplace accident occurred when a hydroplaning car skidded off Highway 94, flipping over several times before it struck and killed the lawn service worker. A 5-year employee of the […]

Written by on September 17, 2013

Trooper Pushes Worker to Safety in Construction Zone Accident

Quick thinking allowed a veteran Virginia State Police trooper to push a highway worker to safety before he and another worker were hit by an out-of-control pickup truck in a construction zone accident yesterday. The three men were conferring on the side of the road when the speeding truck jumped the curb and plowed into the […]

Written by on August 27, 2013

St. Louis Man Dies in Pepsi Plant Accident

A St. Louis man recently died in a deadly industrial accident. The worker apparently became trapped in a packing machine at the north St. Louis Pepsi bottling plant. The accident was discovered by a co-worker returning from a break. Police pronounced the man dead at the scene. Falls are among the most common causes of […]

Written by on June 27, 2013

Worker Killed on Missouri Bridge Construction Project

A worker was killed in a construction accident yesterday morning while working on the I-70 bridge improvement project just north of St. Louis. The man died at the scene when a 55-gallon drum fell on him while he was working at the construction staging area on a river barge just downstream of the Blanchette Bridge. The […]

Written by on June 11, 2013

Fire Chief Injured when Fire Truck Overturns

The Potosi Fire Chief was injured when the tanker truck he was driving to a fire overturned on March 24 2013.  According to the news report in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Richard Knight was seriously injured when he was partially ejected from the vehicle. It appears that he overcorrected a move the tanker made to […]

Written by on April 2, 2013

Senate Bill May have Impact on Survivors of Mesothelioma Victims

The Missouri Senate that has passed a bill to fund the bankrupt Second Injury Fund of the Missouri Workmen’s Compensation System.  This bill also has some provisions though that relate to liability claims that have been in the courts for several years. In an effort to keep the Second Injury Fund solvent many toxic exposure […]

Written by on February 28, 2013

ConAgra Worker Who Fell to His Death had Cocaine in His System

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has reported on January 22 that the ConAgra worker who fell to his death in August was found to have cocaine in his bloodstream. When he had fallen there was a story in the news that he complained of dizziness before he fell approximately 70 feet from a one man lift […]

Written by on January 31, 2013