A natural gas tank exploded in western Wyoming on Tuesday causing the death of one employee and injuring three others. The explosion occurred not far from another explosion at a gas plant in April. Wyoming is listed as one of the worst states for work- related deaths for the past several years due to the oil and gas industry.
According to AFL-CIO, there were 4,628 employees killed in the United States while working in 2012. In addition to that, there were 50,000 occupational disease deaths. Therefore, on average there are 150 work related deaths per day. Texas is listed as the state that has the most worker fatalities in the country. Missouri ranks as one of the worst states that have more than 1 million people employed.
The personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC have an extensive background with workers' compensation claims. The law states that all businesses in Missouri with more than 5 employees, and nearly all construction companies, are required to carry workers' compensation insurance. This is due to the fact that as long as the employee doesn't cause the accident through willful negligence they are entitled to claim benefits. Therefore, they are not required to prove that the accident occurred due to another person's actions or negligence. Contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation at (314) 436-9958 or (800) 391-4318.
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