In Pulaski Township, Pennsylvania, a logger was injured on Thursday. The injury occurred about two miles off of Route 208 in Lawrence County. The injury happened when the forks from a skid steer loader fell on a man in his 40s, causing him to sustain severe head injuries as well as injuries to his arm and leg.
After the accident, rescuers immediately arrived at the scene but could not reach the victim with emergency vehicles. Because of this, the Pulaski Township fire fighters used a four-wheel-drive pickup truck to reach the man and help get him to an ambulance so he could be transported to St. Elizabeth Health Center in Boardman, Ohio. The rescue crew originally called for a rescue helicopter when they arrived at the accident scene because the man had life threatening injuries but Lifeflight could not come due to weather conditions. Despite the difficult extrication from the accident scene, the emergency responders were able to get the injured victim to the hospital in less than an hour.
This tragic accident in Pulaski Township caused serious injuries to a logger. The accident may have been caused by a faulty or defective product or may have been caused by the negligence of another worker. Regardless of how these devastating injuries occurred, in situations like this it is crucial for victims to seek immediate medical attention and not speak to insurance companies before knowing their rights.
The products liability lawyers at Dallas W. Hartman, P.C. have a successful history in defective product law suits involving skid loaders. In 2008, the defective products attorneys at Dallas W. Hartman, P.C. received a $3,000,000 verdict against a major skid loader company because of their faulty design in their product.
Whether you have been injured at work or you have been injured by a faulty product, it is critical that you contact an experienced attorney to ensure that you are fully and fairly compensated for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages. If you have been injured, call Dallas W. Hartman, P.C. today for a free consultation at 1-800-777-4081.
Source: New Castle News. "Pulaski firefighters rescue logger". 22 Jan 2015.