Workplace accident kills 1, injures another
Even workplaces that seem relatively safe have inherent dangers. As a result, Massachusetts and other states require employers to provide workers’ compensation insurance benefits for their employees to help them with the financial ramifications of a workplace accident. Unfortunately, a recent out-of-state accident resulted in one fatality and injuries to a second worker.
The accident happened in early October. Reports indicate that two employees of Tecta America were completing contracted work for a car dealership. The two men are said to have been working on the roof and gutters of a building when one of the men, a 35-year-old, became trapped between a lift and the building.
The pinned employee died at the scene of the accident. The second man was able to escape the lift by jumping approximately 30 feet. He suffered an injury to his ankle as a result. Few details of the accident have been released at this time, although the authorities are still investigating the incident.
While authorities try to determine the exact cause of the workplace accident, the and the family members of the deceased victim are probably wondering how they will cope. The injured man is likely entitled to compensation for medical expenses and lost wages. In the case of the family of the worker who was killed, workers’ compensation death benefits may be applicable. Unfortunately, many people in Massachusetts have found the compensation process to be daunting at a time that is already filled with complex emotions. As a result, they turn to an experienced professional to help them pursue the compensation they deserve.
Source: clickorlando.com, “Worker dies in industrial accident at Orange City car dealership“, Daniel Dahm, Oct.1, 2015