A work-related accident claimed the lives of two workers and injured a third in Davis, Oklahoma. The tragic accident occurred when the maintenance workers were performing work at the Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center on Friday. There have been few details released regarding the incident; however, the accident occurred at the center’s water plant and the workers are believed to have been overexposed to methane gas or chlorine. The injured worker received treatment at the hospital and was released the day of the accident. The accident remains under investigation, and like with all workplace accidents; the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will work to determine if any violations were committed. The center’s spokesperson expressed sympathy and condolences to the victims’ families.
Workplace accidents happen every day in the United States and affect the lives of thousands of workers. In Missouri, a worker that suffers an injury may have grounds for a worker’s compensation claim if the accident was not their fault. Worker’s compensation benefits provide injured workers medical coverage and compensation for lost wages. However, the worker will only receive 66.6% of their average weekly wage which could cause them to suffer financially.
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