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One Worker Killed and One Injured in Power Line Accident

Two contract workers for CenterPoint Energy were completing routine electrical work Saturday when an accident occurred injuring one of the workers and killing the other. The men were working on a power line when the accident occurred. The incident took place in South Houston, Texas on Santa Fe Drive north of Hobby Airport. The accident is currently under investigation.

Thousands of workers are injured and killed while doing their job each year. In Missouri, employers with more than five employees are required to purchase workers' compensation insurance. The benefits of workers' compensation insurance include covering expenses related to medical treatment and replacing lost wages. Wage replacement is calculated at a rate of 66.6% of the average weekly wage, leaving workers scrambling to make ends meet. Contacting a workers' compensation attorney can help recover compensation for the wages lost and ensure the accident is fully investigated.

The skilled St. Louis personal injury attorney's at Meyerkord & Kurth have recovered over $350 million in compensation for their clients, while being easily accessible. We are dedicated professionals that are prepared to vigorously represent you, or your family member who were injured or killed in a work related case. Furthermore, our experienced attorney's have over a century of combined experience, and will fight tirelessly for you while assisting in recovering the fair financial compensation you deserve. Please contact our St. Louis office today at (314) 300-3000 or (800) 391-4318 for a no-obligation assessment of your work related injury case.

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