An employee at a Yukon, Oklahoma, grain mill was left seriously injured following an accident at the facility. According to an article from The Oklahoman, the incident occurred on Nov. 9 at around 4:30 p.m. at the Yukon Flour Mill located on Main Street and Cornwell Drive.
A spokesman for the Yukon Fire Department, Chief Richard King, explained that the worker loading grain into a tractor-trailer when his shirt became entangled in the conveyor belt moving grain up from the basement of the mill. The worker was unable to free his arm and sustained serious injuries to the limb when it was crushed and cut by moving parts of the machine.
Rescue crews took the injured victim to an Oklahoma City hospital for treatment.
Last year the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that working in the agricultural industry was the most dangerous line of work in America. The industry accounted for the third highest number of work-related fatalities in the nation with 557 deaths and had an overwhelmingly high number of injuries, accounting for 24.4 workers per 100,000 reporting being hurt.
The Oklahoma Personal Injury Lawyers with J. Colbert Injury Lawyers understand the dangers and risks workers face on the job each day, but also know employers have a responsibility to provide a safe work environment. That is why the firm would suggest discussing your Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation case with an attorney if you have been injured on the job.