• July 08, 2022

Man Injured in Dump Truck Accident on Kompass Drive in Falmouth, MA

Falmouth, MA -- July 7, 2022, one person was injured as the result of an accident where a dump truck tailgate pinned someone.

Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 6:30 a.m. at a work site along Kompass Drive. The exact circumstances are unclear at this time. It appears a man at the construction site somehow became pinned by the tailgate of a dump truck. As a result, he was taken to a hospital via helicopter due to his injuries. No further information about the incident is available at this time.

Commentary on Dump Truck Accident on Kompass in Falmouth

It's not really clear what exactly happened here, but the incident happening on a job site can make things rather complex. Obviously, if this was just some civilian that somehow got hurt due to negligent construction workers, there may not be any significant barriers between the victim and the help they need. Conversely, if this was a worker hurt due to their own or a co-worker's negligence, then the only recourse may be through workers' comp. That said, there could be possible exceptions to consider.

Falmouth, MA Dump Truck Accident Injures 1 on Kompass Drive

Even on work sites, workers may have rights beyond the confines of workers' comp in some situations. For example, if multiple companies are on site, then a mistake from workers of one company hurting workers from another company could result in similar consequences to what would occur with a non-worker victim. Alternatively, if this is some unusual, unforeseeable incident resulting from a defective part, then obviously there would need to be action against the manufacturer to address that issue.

These details aren't the sort of thing authorities typically look into. That's why there may need to be more thorough investigations into what happened here and what options are available to those involved.

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