Posted On: April 5, 2009

Brewton, AL, Industrial Accident Injures Three Workers

Several employees at Frit Car in Brewton were injured on the job the afternoon of April 3 after being overcome by fumes inside the railway tank car they were servicing. Fortunately, someone was able to call for help, resulting in the Brewton Fire Department and Escambia County EMS responding to the scene, backed up by officers from the Brewton Police and Alabama Department of Public Safety.

Commercial and industrial accidents can be deadly and victims can suffer permanent bodily injury, and sometimes death. As a Birmingham Personal Injury Lawyer, I have experience representing the interests of my clients following a tragic accidental death or injury, such as these people endured.

Of the four, two of the workers were flown by LifeFlight to outlying hospitals, while a third was taken by ambulance to a local hospital, according to Brewton Fire Chief Lawrence Weaver. The fourth worker, who was not severely injured, received treatment at the scene.

According to reports, rescue personnel determined that the chemical fumes were isolated to within the rail car itself and that no other company employees, or the general public, were in danger from further exposure. Apparently, the four were exposed to a high concentration of fumes from a rubber solvent compound that is used to coat the inner walls of the tank.

Depending on the particular situation, a construction, commercial or industrial accident could result in personal injury or death. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed as a result of an accident on the job, we at Eversole Law recommend that you contact us immediately to protect your rights.


BREAKING NEWS: Workers injured at Frit Car, BrewtonStandard.com, April 3, 2009

Tags: industrial accident, injury on the job, workers compensation

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