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Workplace injuries are fatal for 1, send another to hospital

There are many known dangers in California workplaces. These risks can include workplace injuries suffered as a result of repetitive movement or as a result of a moment of trauma. For example, a recent out-of-state accident has taken the life of one man and sent a second to the hospital.

Records indicate that emergency responders received information about an accident around noon one day in late February. When first responders arrived at the scene, they discovered two men who had been injured. One of the men, a 38-year-old, died at the scene. The second victim, a 61-year-old male, was hospitalized, but the extent of his injuries is unclear.

While little information about the two victims have been released, the two were reportedly employed at the business where the accident occurred. The men were said to have been working on a bus. Unfortunately, they were hit when the bus moved. Incidents such as this typically prompt an investigation in order to determine the cause and whether any safety and health standards were violated.

Workplace injuries often leave victims and their families wondering how they will cope both emotionally and financially. Fortunately, victims of accidents such as this -- including family members in the event of a fatality -- are often covered by workers' compensation insurance benefits which can provide for medical costs, funeral expenses and lost wages. Because many people in California do not fully understand the compensation process, they often seek the guidance of an experienced professional to help ensure they are treated fairly.

Source: whbl.com, "One Dead, One Injured in Industrial Accident in Lyndon", Raymond Neupert, Feb. 29, 2016

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