There are millions of people in the United States who report to work every day. Most of these employees work hard to fulfill their job responsibilities in a manner that ensures their safety. Despite these efforts, workers in California and across the country can still suffer as a result of workplace injuries. In fact, a recent out-of-state accident has resulted in a fatality.
The incident happened one afternoon on a day in early November. According to reports, the victim was working at ATI Ladish. Although an autopsy will determine his cause of death, he reportedly died at the scene after a section of metal struck him in the head.
A second employee was also injured. Although he was transported to the hospital, he is expected to survive. The incident remains under investigation by multiple agencies, including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The man’s employer could face citations, fines or both if OSHA discovers that health or safety standards were violated in the events leading up to the accident.
Regardless of the safety measures a business may have in place, it is nearly impossible to prevent all workplace accidents. However, those who are suffering as a result of workplace injuries in California — including those who lost a loved one in an accident — are likely entitled to workers’ compensation insurance benefits. This coverage helps victims with the costs associated with such an accident, including funeral costs, lost wages and medical expenses. Because the process can be complicated, many people ask an experienced professional to help guide them through it.
Source: fox6now.com, “49-year-old man killed in industrial accident in Cudahy; one other hurt“, Katie DeLong and Madeline Anderson, Nov. 3, 2016