Man Partially Loses Finger in Maryland Workplace Accident

By Peter DePaolis

A contractor in Baltimore lost part of his finger in a construction accident. The 59-year-old was working on a construction project at the Harford Community College. According to WBAL, the man stopped to pick up a piece of asphalt on the ground when a nearby skid-loader shifted. The skid-loader trapped the man’s hand and the piece of asphalt between the road and the machine.

The man sustained a serious injury to his hand and lost part of his finger in the accident.

Construction Injuries in Maryland

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Organization, close to 10 percent of all construction site injuries involve being struck by an object. Being caught between objects accounts for 2 percent of construction injuries.

The construction industry is filled with workplace hazards, and employers must provide thorough training and functional equipment to prevent on-the-job injuries like these. OSHA says that 17.6 percent of the workplace fatalities that occurred in America in 2011 involved private construction companies.

If you know someone injured or killed while working a construction job, contact our firm today. Our Washington, D.C., Virginia, and Maryland injury lawyers can investigate the accident, determine who was at fault and fight to compensate you for your injury or loss. Call (301) 345-5700 today to learn more.

Koonz, McKenney, Johnson & DePaolis L.L.P.

Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia Injury Attorneys

About the Author
Peter DePaolis joined the firm in 1980 and has since represented a large number of individuals involved in automobile collisions, truck accidents, bus crashes, defective products, and medical malpractice cases. A significant portion of Mr. DePaolis’ practice is devoted to working on behalf of people suffering from asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related cancers. He has led his firm’s fight against the asbestos industry and has recovered over $30 million in damages for asbestos victims and their families.