As construction of a zoo interchange was underway in Milwaukee, one of the workers was killed. The accident occurred at approximately 7:40 a.m. on Saturday morning. The worker was a 33-year-old man from Brookfield and was killed while working at the jobsite with heavy machinery. He was pronounced dead at the construction site. The interchange is being constructed along Interstate 94 near 91st Street. The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Milwaukee Sheriffs Department are investigating the accident.
Thousands of workers are injured or killed in a work place accident each year in the United States. In Missouri, companies with five or more employees, and nearly all construction companies, are required to carry workers' compensation insurance. This insurance provides benefits to those injured on the job. Medical coverage and wage replacement are included in the coverage. However, lost wages are replaced at a calculated rate of 66.6% of the workers' average weekly wage. The majority of people require 100% of their wages to maintain their household financially. Contacting a workers' compensation attorney can help recover the financial difference and assist you with your claim.
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