When you're a construction worker, you face injuries every day. This woman is now suing for the wrongful death of her son. She believes that his injuries could have been prevented had the construction company taken the right precautions.
Work-related deaths are typically preventable, which is why they're the center of controversy when they take place. In the United States in 2007, there were 5,657 workplace fatalities; they happened across many industries.
In Versailles, Ohio, a worker was recently killed in an accident. The fatal workplace accident took place at a company called Codino's Limited Inc., and it happened in the afternoon on Tuesday, May 20. One of the officials who was asked said that he had never seen this type of accident, resulting in a death, in the past.
Living in Ohio, it might be easy to forget about those who have suffered at their jobs from accidents that injured them or took their lives. There are many people in Ohio who work dangerous jobs, and a wrongful death isn't unheard of when it comes to unsafe workplaces. Workers' Memorial Day was created to remember those who have died on the job, and it also honors those who have been injured while at work.
If you're hurt at work or have lost a loved one due to a workplace accident, then you may be familiar with the legal process that surrounds the case. In a wrongful death case, you may be able to seek compensation for medical bills, funeral costs, and other things, and workers' compensation should be available to you, like it should have been to this family of a man who was killed when inspecting roadway construction.
In Ohio, you may have heard about this horrible report of a man killed while working in Potter County. The young 23-year-old was working in Youngsville, Pennsylvania, when the Caterpillar bulldozer he was using turned over on a hillside that may have been covered in ice or frost. The freezing weather may have caused the construction accident, according to the story.