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OSHA Investigates Fatal Workplace Accident

A workplace accident in Calgary has resulted in the death of a worker. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, a 35-year-old worker was struck by a backhoe when he was cutting pipe at a construction site. The accident happened on Friday afternoon near the intersection of Rosehill Dr and 10th Street NW. The construction project was being conducted by the City of Calvary as part of a drainage project. City officials released a statement expressing their condolences to the victim’s family. The accident is under investigation and the contractor, as well as the city, could receive fines if violations occurred.

According to OSHA, 4,679 individuals were killed in work-related accidents in 2014. Companies with five or more employees, and nearly all construction companies, in Missouri, are required to purchase worker’s compensation insurance. The insurance covers medical expenses and replaces lost wages for injured workers. Unfortunately, lost wages are only replaced at a rate of 66.6% of the worker’s average weekly wage. The deficit can leave individuals struggling financially making it necessary to consult an experienced St. Louis worker’s compensation attorney. A knowledgeable attorney can help recover the compensation you deserve. If you have lost a loved one in a workplace accident, an attorney can determine if you have grounds to file a wrongful death case.

The worker’s compensation attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth will fully investigate your accident, determine all avenues to recover the maximum compensation, and support you throughout the process of the case. Our attorneys have over 95 years of legal experience and have the knowledge required to handle your case. Contact our offices today to receive a free no-obligation consultation.

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