St. George, UT — A man sustained critical injuries in an industrial accident that took place in St. George, Utah, on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. The accident took place at St. George Steel, located at the intersection of 1301 E. and 700 North, around 3:30 in the afternoon.
Reports say that a steel beam fell on top of the man, who has yet to be identified. Officials at the scene said that the injury did not appear to be life-threatening, but said that the injury did appear to substantial.
The victim’s co-workers were able to get the beam off of him before emergency workers arrived at the scene and took the man to Dixie Regional Medical Center.
At this time, what caused the steel beam to fall isn’t clear. The accident is currently being investigated.
Scene of the Accident
The victim in this accident was hurt when a steel beam fell on top of him. So obviously the question is, what caused the beam to fall? Was it not properly secured? Was being carried by a machine that dropped it? Most work accidents are going to be handled through the employer’s workers’ comp policy. However, if a machine suffered some sort of malfunction then it’s possible that liability for the accident could fall on the machine’s manufacturer, if it was found that the malfunction caused the accident to happen.
— Grossman Law Offices