The new year is off to a challenging start for an Ohio family whose loved one was killed in a work accident. Work accidents resulting in injuries and fatalities are more common than many realize. It can happen in any industry, but certain sectors have a higher prevalence of work injury and fatalities. The man happened to work at an industrial plant in Groveland where the work accident occurred.
Probability for work injury and/or work fatality is more common for industrial workers, among others. Construction workers and other manual laborers often experience a higher risk of injury than would an office worker, for example. Details have yet to be released as to the circumstances surrounding the worker’s death. OSHA has gotten involved and their investigation should reveal more insight into the cause of and details of the work accident fatality.
The workplace in question is known as a state-of-the-art textiles manufacturer and core IKEA supplier. The type of machines inside or the dangerous work environment potentially present, may or may not have contributed to or impacted the worker and played a role in his or her death. OSHA leaves no stone unturned when investigating a workplace accident fatality. They want to know the details, nearly as much as the family who lost their loved one.
The shock of hearing the news, the aftermath of the result and overall life-changing experience can be very difficult for family members. There is really no aspect of a person’s life that an unexpected death doesn’t affect. It impacts emotional, financial and overall health of the family. That’s why it’s important to take the appropriate steps post-worker fatality.