Legal news for Rhode Island Construction attorneys—A worker cut his hand off and was rushed to the hospital.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration probes industrial accident in Cranston RI, EMS took injured worker.
Cranston, RI (NewYorkInjuryNews.com) — A man cut off his hand while working at a cabinet manufacturing mill in Cranston on Saturday, October 24, 2009, announced the Providence Journal.
Fire department officials who reported to the scene stated, an industrial employee was working at the mill location on Wellington Avenue when he severed his own hand. Investigators reported that the accident occurred at 10 a.m. at 1655 Wellington Avenue, where many small businesses make up the area buildings.
Fire rescue Chief Bernard Patenaude reported that Fire rescue was the first responders to the scene. They called in police and Federal investigators from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) http://www.osha.gov. Emergency medical services (EMS) reported to the scene to transport the injured workman to Rhode Island Hospital to be treated by doctors and nurses. It was not known if the man’s hand was saved and re-attached. The injured workman’s identity was not released to the public.
Police officials arrived at the scene of the accident to stabilize the industrial equipment in the construction business facility so that they could continue to investigate what happened. The man’s condition was not known.
Bridget Hom www.NewYorkInjuryNews.com