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Ignacio, CO – Man Injured in Work Accident on CO-172

By Burg Simpson
October 15, 2020
4 min read

Ignacio, CO (October 15, 2020) – One worker was hospitalized after being injured in a workplace accident on Tuesday. On October 13, the Durango Fire Protection responded to the site of a workplace accident on Colorado State Highway 172.

Reports from authorities show that a 50-year-old man was working at the tribe’s wastewater treatment plant, located at 16364 Highway 172. As the worker attempted to clean the septic tank, he was exposed to fumes. The fumes caused the man to pass out and stop breathing. The man fell into the septic and was located unconscious and not breathing. The man was rushed to Mercy Regional Medical Center after being pulled out of the tank. At this time, the condition of the victim is not known. Investigations surrounding the accident are currently underway.

Our thoughts are with the victim injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.

Workplace Accidents in Colorado

Ignacio, CO – Man Injured in Work Accident on CO-172Thousands of people die on the job each year across the country while numerous others are left with life-altering injuries. In many instances, defective products, malfunctioning machinery, and negligence workers cause unimaginable accidents for other works. Accident victims are often forced to go through extensive medical treatment and spend weeks off work to recover. Depending on the severity of injuries, some people never fully recover. Although there are numerous treatment options available for victims of workplace accidents, they come at a substantial cost.

Many workers harmed on the job are unaware of the legal options available to them. This is particularly true for workers harmed in traffic-related incidents. Workers are unaware of whether they need to go after their workers’ compensation insurance policies, that of their employers, or explore other legal avenues available for them. In some cases, injured workers can obtain compensation for medical treatment, lost wages, and various other damages they face as a result of their accident. Victims should immediately reach out to a Colorado personal injury lawyer in their area to explore the legal options available to them.

Victims deserve a fighting chance to get justice after being harmed in preventable collisions. The fact that we see tens of thousands of people hospitalized each year due to the reckless and negligent actions of others is alarming. Victims can work with a reputable attorney to hold those at-fault accountable for their actions. Burg Simpson’s workman’s comp lawyers in Colorado have extensive experience protecting the legal rights of victims who are injured on the job throughout the state. Our law firm is committed to helping those harmed rebuild their lives after an accident. Our team strives to protect the legal rights of victims to ensure they get the justice they deserve after being harmed at work. We go to the scene of the accident to investigate. We discover dangerous conditions that may have led to the accident, review training logs, look through inspection records, and gather various other documents and pieces of evidence to ensure injured workers have the most persuasive case possible moving forward. Contact our lawyers in Denver, Colorado, at (888) 895-2080 to explore the legal options available for you.

Note: Independent sources were used in the creation of this post.  These sources include news reports, police reports, eye-witness reports, social media reports, and first-hand accounts about the injury accident. For that reason, the facts pertaining to the specific events surrounding this accident have not been independently verified by our writing team. If there is any information that is not correct about a specific incident or if you would prefer that the post be removed, please reach out to us as soon as possible so that we can make the correction or remove the post.  

Disclaimer: At the personal injury law firm of Burg Simpson, we have made it our mission to give back to our local community members. We have dedicated our careers to changing peoples’ lives for the better by fighting for them in court to ensure that they receive fair and full compensation for their injuries and damages after suffering an injury.  We hope these posts will help bring awareness to the dangers of driving and will remind members of our communities to practice safer driving habits and take the necessary precautions to prevent being injured. This is not a solicitation for business. The information in this post should not be misconstrued as medical advice or legal advice. The photos depicted in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.

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