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Maryville Explosion Claims Life of Construction Worker

Maryville Explosion Claims Life of Construction Worker

A gas line explosion occurred a couple of weeks ago in Maryville, Illinois seriously injuring a construction worker. The work-related accident has now resulted in the death of the worker who succumbed to his injuries on Friday morning. The man was employed with Keller Construction, and as they worked near a gas line on Route 162 near Route 159, a gas line was ruptured causing an explosion. The man suffered serious burns to the majority of his body and tragically, he died just 23 days after the accident. Of course, the accident is being investigated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to determine if Keller Construction committed any violations that may have contributed to the incident.

Most workers do not consider their risks of losing their lives or suffering an injury in a workplace accident. Unfortunately, the risks of being involved in a work-related accident greatly depend on the occupation. Construction workers are one of the most dangerous jobs along with police officers and firefighters. While the work can be dangerous, many workplace accidents are preventable and caused by a violation. Losing a loved one is traumatic, and family members should seek a legal consultation regarding their rights.

Have you lost a loved one in a work-related accident? If so, the St. Louis wrongful death attorneys at Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth realize that there is no amount of money that can ease the pain you are experiencing. However, we will fight to recover the maximum compensation for the medical expenses, funeral costs, and loss of economic support caused from the accident. Contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation.


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