A worker was killed in a workplace accident at a Beef Plant in Iowa. The accident happened on Wednesday morning at the Iowa Premium Beef plant in Tama. According to responding officers, emergency calls were made at around 3:52 a.m. regarding a man caught in a piece of machinery. The worker, a 22-year-old man, had died before emergency crews arriving at the scene. The plant specializes in meat processing and packaging and officials from Iowa Premium Beef have yet to comment on the accident. The worker’s identity has not yet been released as next of kin have not yet been notified.
Tragically, thousands of individuals are killed while performing their work-related duties. While some people hold jobs that place them at risk of suffering an injury or losing their life, the reality is that all workers are at risk of being involved in a workplace accident. Injured workers suffer a wide range of injuries including but not limited to injuries from blunt force trauma, falls, caught in/between machinery, and many other work-related injuries. Fortunately, there are laws to protect the rights of injured workers and the families of individuals killed in workplace accidents.
The St. Louis worker’s compensation attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth will fight to hold your employer, equipment manufacturers, and any other liable party accountable for the damages you have suffered. Our skilled attorneys will work to provide you with the maximum compensation while supporting you during this trying time. Contact the St. Louis law firm of Meyerkord & Kurth today for a free no-obligation consultation.