A Wisconsin worker has sustained a devastating work injury after a bus crash. The accident occurred when workers were stringing cables across the road. A bus approached the workers, slowed down, but then continued to drive through the area. The work injury occurred when the bus snagged one of the wires.
As the bus drove through, it pulled one of the cables taut, causing a lamp post connected to the cable to fall and crash into the bus. The victim's leg was tangled in the wire and was severed. A witness ran to assist him as coworkers attempted to staunch the bleeding.
Reports indicate that the victim is responsive and appears to be in good spirits. However, the bus driver is shaken over the accident. The driver has been placed on leave and police are investigating what happened to cause this crash and the resulting injury.
Any time that an employee suffers a work injury it can be upsetting. In this man's case his injury will be permanent and will likely affect his future employment. It is unknown what the future holds for him, but the man will likely be taking advantage of workers' compensation in Wisconsin as he begins his recovery. Workers' compensation can assist him with the medical bills he will be faced with and any other costs associated with his treatment and subsequent recovery. Fortunately, the accident wasn't more traumatic because he could have lost his life, but he will likely be required to make huge adjustments after losing his leg.
Source: todaystmj4.com, "Worker's leg severed in Milwaukee County bus accident," Oct. 15, 2012