In California and elsewhere throughout the United States, there are some types of jobs that are generally considered more dangerous than others. From workers who operate heavy machinery to those who place their own lives at risk to protect others, various workplace duties pose a certain amount of risk to those who perform them on a daily basis. However, even when the work being done is considered dangerous, an employee has the right to reasonably assume that all safety rules and regulations will be upheld and that the workplace environment will be kept as safe as possible for each worker, every day. Even if all involved do their best to ensure workers' safety, industrial workers' accidents sometimes still occur.
It is good for workers and their families to know that there is legal help available for those in need after an accident has occurred in the workplace. If an employee has suffered injury, he or she might wish to consult with an attorney before attempting to claim any benefits to which he or she might be entitled. In cases were a worker has not survived an accident, a spouse or other immediate family member might choose to seek legal guidance in the matter.
A recent workplace tragedy occurred in another state when a worker was killed by a piece of heavy machinery. It was approximately 4:30 a.m. when the man had disembarked a forklift which he'd been operating. Moments later, the huge machine tipped and moved forward.The man was crushed. Company officials stated that the man had been working at the company for seven years before the tragic accident took place.
Officials also said that they are cooperating with authorities in the investigation into the accident. Industrial workers' accidents such as the one mentioned above often leave a wake of grief throughout an entire community. California workers and families who have faced similar tragedy may seek guidance with an experienced legal professional by contacting a workers' compensation lawyer.
Source: ABC 13, "Man dead in industrial accident in NE Harris County", Oct. 1, 2015