A workplace accident at a bakery claimed the life of a female worker on Wednesday. The accident happened at the Reams Grocery Store in Sandy, Utah. According to authorities, the 45-year-old woman was somehow pulled into an industrial mixer when she became caught on the augers. Coworkers reported they heard the woman screaming and when they came to her rescue, it was too late. She had been completely pulled into the mixing vat and when emergency crews arrived, she was pronounced dead at the scene. The Sandy Police Department are investigating the accident and believe the worker's loose clothing may have caused her to be pulled into the mixer. The Utah Occupational Safety and Health Administration is also investigating the accident and results could take up to six months.
Workplace accidents occur thousands of times a year resulting the injuries and fatalities. In 2014, 4,679 workers were killed in work-related accidents and thousands more suffered injuries. All companies that have five or more workers in the state of Missouri are required to carry worker’s compensation insurance. The insurance provides benefits to injured workers by covering medical treatment and replacing lost wages. Unfortunately, the lost wages are only replaced at a rate of 66.6% of the worker’s average wage often causing a financial strain for the injured worker.
To recover the compensation you deserve for the damages sustained in a workplace accident, it is imperative that you contact the St. Louis worker’s compensation lawyers at Meyerkord & Kurth. We believe your safety should always be a priority, especially at work. In the event, that your safety and health are compromised, we will fight to recover the compensation you deserve for your damages. If you or a loved one has suffered damages in a work-related accident, contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation.