Do you feel safe and secure in your work environment? Has your workplace suffered an accident in recent weeks? If your answer is no, then you’re in the minority. The National Safety Council says a work-related accident happens every seven seconds.
Read on to learn about five hilarious on the job accidents that actually happened.
1. News Anchor Takes a Dive
Reporters are always on the front-lines to get the latest details on breaking stories. As you can imagine, this fact puts them in harm’s way at times.
That also means that their work accidents are often caught on film, like this one.
This news anchor was interviewing someone while riding on a boat. While mid-sentence, she slips off the boat and into the water below. According to witnesses, the water was ice cold.
Thankfully, the reporter laughed off the whole ordeal. Since, the incident has become a viral YouTube video.
2. Photocopying Mishap
If you suffer an embarrassing (and funny) accident, the last thing you want is for it to get recorded. Unfortunately for one office worker, this next faux pas was all caught on camera.
The incident all started when an office worker decided to use a photocopier at work. Attempting a classic move, he tried to sit on the photocopier to take photos of his bottom.
His snickering got cut short, though, when the photocopier started to crack. The copier’s glass caved in, which left the worker with lacerations in a very sensitive area.
3. Pranking at a Price
Everyone loves a good prank until someone gets hurt. One group of construction workers tried to prank a co-worker on lunch break. They told him he needed to get back to the job, so he tried to jump over a trench to get there.
The laughter stopped when his co-workers realized he had broken his leg!
4. Forklift Faux Pas
Forklifts can be dangerous, especially when they’re trying to navigate around pallets. Some workers at a Coke factory figured that out when one of them smashed into a pallet.
All of a sudden, thousands of dollars of coke bottles were tumbling around the whole worksite. This incident was also caught on film and has since gone viral.
5. A Bear Bite
One worker learned the hard way that smoking marijuana and feeding bears aren’t a good mix. After getting high, the worker went along to feed to the bears. Unfortunately, he ended up getting bitten by one of them.
On the Job Accidents Are More Common Than You’d Think
Were you injured by an on the job accident? If so, then there are a few steps you need to take. You need to inform your employer and seek out medical care. Look for workers comp doctors that can help you get the care you need.
Then, you’ll want to seek out financial relief through a worker’s compensation claim. This claim will help you recover from medical bills and lost wages.
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