It's a story we've seen all too often - something gets stuck in the cog of a machine and standard protocol is to power everything off, get a worker in there while he's being monitored, and make sure he's able to carefully extract whatever's causing the problem. Time and time again, innocent workers go into machines without realizing that the person responsible for turning everything off actually forgot.
The story of Frank Arce is, surprisingly, different. He was also asked to take care of a jam in a machine. In his case, it was a wood chipper that got jammed with an awkward piece of log. As usual, his co-workers assured him that the wood chipper was off before he stuck his leg in there to un-jam the log. We wouldn't be writing about this incident if that was the case, however. True to form, the wood chipper was still active and as he started trying to break the log free, he got pulled inside.
Usually, incidents like this result in tragic fatalities. Somehow, for Frank Arce, he survived. He suffered several broken bones and a punctured lung, but as you can see from the picture below, he actually came out of it far better than almost everyone else who suffers that fate. The fact that he's even alive is nothing short of incredible!
While it's wonderful that he survived this ordeal, his broken bones, punctured lung, and numerous other injuries will take a long time to heal. On top of that, there's the psychological trauma he underwent as he was pulled through the wood-chipper. It's unlikely he'll ever work at that job or even in that field again, which will make his job prospects difficult going forward.
In short, there's a lot of time and financial help that he'll need before he's through this. This is where Pre-Settlement funding makes all the difference, and turns a harrowing accident into something manageable. We work every day to reach people in situations like this, so if you or someone you know is suffering, let us know so we can help.
All we need from you is a quick phone call, e-mail or short application so that we know you're out there. You can submit a quick application right now, give us a call at (866) 587-4320, or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. We want to help you, so let us know about your situation.