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Local Landscaper Loses Leg in Wood Chipper Accident

Local Landscaper Loses Leg in Wood Chipper Accident

“I accepted that I was going to die,” a local landscaper said as he recounted his near-deadly accident last Friday. The man was working on a landscaping job with a few co-workers in Yarmouth. They were feeding large trees into a wood chipper when two trees began to jam in the machine, one of which had many long, protruding branches. One of the branches entangled the man, forcing his left leg into the shredder.

He quickly went into shock and his co-workers were able to keep him alive by elevating his leg and using a belt as a tourniquet until first responders arrived. He was then rushed to the hospital, where doctors were able to stop his bleeding and close wounds in his abdomen and leg.

Risks of Using Seasonal Landscaping Equipment

Unfortunately, this situation is common, and many workers do not receive the training they need to remain safe on the job. During this time of year, many workers spend more time using wood chippers, snow blowers, snow plows, stump grinders, and other hazardous seasonal machinery. If you have been harmed due to injury from a dangerous machine at work, you must seek legal representation as soon as possible.

Workers’ Compensation Lawyers in New Bedford

The reality is that many workers do not receive proper training, making them vulnerable to life-altering injuries from wood chippers, snow blowers, and other hazardous machinery. When XXXXXXXXX negligence results in direct harm to employees, we advocate for the injured parties.

At Morgan & Murphy, LLP, we have more than 75 years of combined experience serving the hard-working people of Massachusetts and a track record of success in representing injured clients. We may be able to help you obtain the money you need to afford medical expenses, make up for lost wages, and mitigate other financial damages you may be experiencing in the wake of a work-related injury or accident. If you’ve been hurt on the job, connect with one of our New Bedford workers’ comp attorneys today and schedule your consultation.

We are available 24/7 to assist you. Call (508) 966-7254 today for help.


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