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Fatal accident at manufacturing plant leads to investigation

An employee of Autoneum, a manufacturing company that produces sound and heating systems for General Motors and Ford, was killed from what authorities now say was blunt-force trauma. The county coroner and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are conducting ongoing investigations into the circumstances surrounding the employee's death.

Compensation for a construction workplace fatality

Over 18 percent of all workplace deaths in the United States happen in the construction industry, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers reveal that a construction accident is more likely to result in wrongful death than any other type of accident and, more than one in five workplace fatalities in the U.S. happens on a construction site. Some states allow families of deceased workers to seek damages through wrongful death suits while others limit survivors' recovery to the limits of workers' compensation rules.

More than 200 Ohio residents died in a workplace accident in 2015

When Columbus residents go to work each day, they expect they will remain safe. Most of the time this is the case, but occasionally a fatal workplace accident occurs that changes a family forever. These accidents are often preventable and create a difficult situation for the victim's family.

Understanding wrongful death cases in Ohio

Most Ohioans understand that a person injured because of the negligence of another person may recover damages from that person in a lawsuit. But what happens when the victim of the accident is killed? Can anyone sue the negligent party for damages? The answer is "yes" but the case must comply with an Ohio law entitled "Action for Wrongful Death." In this post, we will outline the key provisions of this law.

Worker killed when he fell into a hydraulic press in Ohio

When you go to work, you expect to be kept safe on the job. If you work in construction, that means that everyone should be in the right safety gear, the team should have good communication and the right barricades should be used. If you work in a factory, the proper machine guards should be in place to prevent you from suffering amputations or worse.

Workplace deaths and the loss of a mother

Work-related wrongful deaths can be devastating to a family regardless of who passes away, but when a mother is the one who dies, that can impact the family in entirely new ways. If there are young children or even newborns in the family, these little ones won't grow up with their mother and could suffer psychological difficulties from the loss.

What is a wrongful death and how does a lawsuit work?

A wrongful death is defined as taking the life of an individual through a willful or negligent act. Basically speaking, if a person is killed because of the wrongful conduct of another person, then that person's family or loved ones may be able to file a claim for compensation.

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