Construction Worker Becomes Trapped in Trench in Stone Mountain, Georgia
STONE MOUNTAIN, GA. – According to an online news story posted at cbs46.com, a construction worker became trapped in a trench at a site in Stone Mountain, Georgia. The cause of the incident is not yet known, and authorities have not released information about the victim, including his or her current condition.*
The accident reportedly took place in the afternoon on Friday, April 26, in Stone Mountain. A construction crew was working at a job site located at 5324 Winmire Lane, when the ground of a trench gave way. CBS 46 reports that a worker at the site became buried in the trench and trapped inside.
At the time the CBS 46 report was published online, emergency responders were working to free the worker from the trench. The worker was not identified, and the report did not say whether he or she was seriously injured.
According to the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation, certain income benefits are available in the state of Georgia for employees who are injured on the job. The weekly income benefits a worker can receive will often depend on the worker’s compensation at the time of the accident. For instance, when a worker is approved for temporary total disability benefits, he or she can receive two-thirds of his or her average weekly wages.
In the case of permanent partial disability benefits, an employee can receive benefits that are based on a percentage of disability provided by a medical doctor. The percentage entails multiplying the number of weeks assigned by OCGA 34-9-263(c) by the percent rating from the doctor.
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