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Construction Worker Killed in Workplace Accident

Construction Worker Killed in Workplace Accident

A construction accident has claimed the life of a man on Monday morning. The worker, 18-year-old Kelsey Hagenson, was an employee of Lucinda Construction based out of Black Falls, Wisconsin. Hagenson and coworkers were working on the Bong Bridge that connects the cities of Duluth and Superior. According to authorities, Hagenson and another worker were injured by a forklift, although neither man was operating the forklift at the time of the accident. Both men were transported to the hospital shortly after 7 a.m., and Hagenson was pronounced dead about an hour later. The accident is under investigation by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration as well as local authorities.

Work-related accidents cause thousands of injuries and fatalities every year. In Missouri, companies that employ five or more workers, and nearly all construction companies, are required to purchase workers’ compensation insurance. The insurance provides benefits for medical treatment and replaces lost wages when an injury requires an employee to miss work. Unfortunately, the wages are replaced at a rate of 66.6% of the worker’s average wage. The deficit can leave individuals struggling to make ends meet and add more stress to the situation. If you have been injured in a workplace accident, it is necessary to consult a skilled St. Louis worker’s compensation lawyer.

At Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC our attorneys have recovered over $350 million in compensation for our clients. When you are injured in a work-related accident, we will fight to recover the compensation you deserve. Contact us for a free no-obligation consultation.

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