According to an article posted on the South Brunswick Patch website, a worker was seriously injured on Earth Day weekend in a New Jersey workplace accident that took place at a Wakefern warehouse.
The New Jersey machinery accident occurred at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at the Wakefern warehouse located on Davidson Mill Road in South Brunswick, New Jersey. A 46-year-old worker from Willingboro, New Jersey was severely hurt when he was pinned by a lift truck he had been working on. He was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick by the Monmouth Junction First Aid and Rescue Squad. The incident is currently under investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the South Brunswick police. In this particular accident, it is possible that the lift truck malfunctioned and pinned the worker.
Suffering a workplace accident injury can have devastating consequences for the victim and his or her family. Not only may the worker be unable to work and earn wages, but he or she may also require extensive medical treatment and/or ongoing medical care.
If a workplace accident is caused by the negligence of a third party, such as a contractor, sub contractor, property owner, or machinery manufacturer, the injured worker may be able to seek compensation through legal action.
If you have been injured as the result of third party negligence in a New Jersey on-the-job accident, the experienced workplace injury lawyers in New Jersey at Blume Forte can assist you to determine the merit of your potential claim. To learn more, call us at (973) 635-5400 for a no-cost consultation.