As people in California go through their everyday lives, they may overlook some of the hazards that they face. Fortunately, serious accidents happen relatively rarely. When they happen in the workplace, however, injured workers or family members of victims of fatal accidents likely qualify for workers' compensation insurance benefits. The family of one man may need these benefits after a recent accident resulted in a fatality.
An emergency worker who responded to the scene says the accident happened just before noon one morning mid-May. According to reports, part of the man's clothing became entangled in the mechanism that operated an open lift. Although the man tried to free himself by grabbing onto a concrete floor in an attempt to rip the clothing free, he was unable to free himself.