Industrial areas are known for the dangers they can pose to on-site workers, passersby and the like. Monday morning's accident at the Pioneer Crossing Landfill displays just how dangerous these sites can be.
Before 9 a.m. on Monday morning, disaster struck at the local Birdsboro landfill. Two trucks parked side by side were dumping refuse from their raised trailers when the load of one truck shifted. The shift caused the truck to fall to the side, right on top of the parked vehicle next to it. The cab was effectively crushed and the truck's owner, 31-year-old C. Martinez, was instantly trapped inside.
It took around an hour and a half for emergency responders to escape Martinez from his entrapment. Upon being freed, he was immediately flown to a nearby hospital where he was treated for leg injuries.
Incidents such as that described above pose an interesting situation for the injured victims and their legal representation. Clearly, the injury accident occurred through no malice or reckless behaviors on behalf of either party involved. Furthermore, no negligence from either truck owner led to the accident at the landfill.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the accident before determining jurisdiction. For cases such as this, it is important that the victim obtain expert legal representation, such as that found in a Houston personal injury lawyer.
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