Officials for the Occupational Health and Safety Administration are investigating an accident that claimed the life of one worker Wednesday morning. The workplace accident occurred at an Acme Industrial Plant in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. The employee was a 50-year-old man who became lodged in a machine that is used to cut and shape materials including wood and metal. When authorities arrived at approximately 11:45 a.m., the man had already passed away from the extent of his injuries. Acme and OSHA are conducting a full investigation into the accident.
Fatal workplace accidents occur every day in the United States. In fact, OSHA reports indicate that twelve workers are killed each day while at their place of employment. The safety of workers should be a company's first priority in running their business. During the event that a loved one is killed in an accident at their place of employment, it is important to contact a workers' compensation attorney in order to receive an investigation of the incident, recover financial compensation, and hold the negligent parties responsible.
The personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth are experienced with workers' compensation accident cases, and can help you or someone you know who has been injured or killed in a work place accident. Our personal injury attorneys are licensed in Missouri and Illinois. We have logged thousands of hours on the phone with insurance companies and recovered millions of dollars for medical bills, pain and suffering, and property damage. We have over 95 years of combined experience. Please contact us at (314) 300-3000 or (800) 391-4318 for a no-obligation assessment of your workplace accident.