Accidents at work happen all the time. Whether you work in an office, on a building site or anywhere else work accidents do occur. Some accidents at work are the standard, common injuries such as slips, trips or falls or damaging your back. However, there are also some strange accidents at work. Here are some of the most bizarre work site accidents.
Swimming in beer
This is a historical work place accident but nonetheless a bizarre one. It was reported that in 1814 at London’s Meux and Company brewery a large vat of beer broke, and the pressure of the incident caused other vats to explode. You would not think that a river of beer would cause such a work injury but it destroyed homes, a pub and even claimed the lives of 8 people.
Poisoned by perfume – an unexpected work injury
This is certainly another of the most bizarre work site accidents and it occurred in a call centre in America. Almost 150 people suddenly came down ill, reporting such symptoms as shortness of breath, nausea and dizziness. It was such a serious accident at work that 30 people were rushed to hospital. At first it was a suspected gas leak such as carbon monoxide poisoning but they could not have been more wrong. The cause of the staff falling ill was one of the workers spraying perfume.
There are so many more strange accidents at work but these are two of the most bizarre work site accidents.
If you’ve suffered from what you would call a bizarre work injury, then you may be able to make a claim. If you have suitable evidence like medical reports, witnesses etc, our expert team of lawyers with over 10 years’ experience may be able to help you get the compensation you deserve.
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Date Published: December 9, 2015
Author: David Brown