Every day New City area residents go to work and expect to come home each night to their family and friends. Most of the time this is the case as employers understand the importance of keeping their employees safe. But occasionally a serious accident occurs on a job site that leads to an employee suffering an unexpected serious injury.
A New York man was killed while working at a recycling plant. The 47-year-old man was struck by an excavator bucket and crushed. The bucket was being welded on at the time that it fell. The victim was wearing a hard hat but died as the result of his devastating injuries.
No one expects their loved one will be killed while they are at work. Unfortunately, there are many situations in which an employer does not take the proper precautions to keep their employees safe. When job hazards exist on a job site, employees can be seriously injured or even killed. If a family is facing the loss of a loved one due to a work-related accident, they may want to speak with an attorney who specializes in personal injury. An attorney can investigate the circumstances surrounding the accident and get answers as to what happened and who is at fault. An attorney can also hold the negligent party responsible for their egregious mistakes. Compensation may be available for medical expenses, funeral expenses, pain and suffering and other damages.
Those who are affected by a serious workplace accident have the right to know what happened and who is at fault. Employers need to understand the importance of maintaining a safe workplace environment, proper training and safety equipment. When there are lapses in these protocols, workers can be seriously injured or killed.