An Abercrombie and Fitch warehouse worker was killed Tuesday night in a forklift accident. The workplace accident occurred at one of the company’s distribution centers in New Albany, Ohio. The accident occurred at approximately 9:30 p.m. when two forklifts collided inside the warehouse facility. The worker was transported to the hospital where he died from his injuries. Authorities have not released the employee's identity but confirmed it was a male in his 40s. Local authorities are investigating the accident as well as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Millions of Americans spend the majority of their life working to earn a living. Most individuals are not concerned with the possibility of being injured or killed in a workplace accident. Some occupations are considered dangerous such as firefighters, police officers, and construction workers. However, every job poses risks and a possibility of work-related injuries or fatalities. Employers with five or more employees, and nearly all construction companies, in Missouri, are required to carry worker’s compensation insurance. In the event an employee sustains an injury in a work-related accident, they are entitled to benefits for medical treatment and lost wages. Unfortunately, the wages are only replaced at a rate of 66.6% of the worker’s average weekly wage, making it necessary to contact a St. Louis worker’s compensation attorney.
The worker’s compensation attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth will fight to recover the maximum compensation for your work-related injury. Our attorneys have recovered over $350 million in compensation for our clients and will work diligently on your case. We will investigate your accident and work to hold all negligent parties accountable. If you have been injured in a work-related accident, contact us today.