The life of a worker was cut short after he was killed in a workplace accident on Tuesday. The accident happened in American Fork, Utah when the man was working at a construction site and a crane accident occurred. According to authorities, the crane overturned landing on its side as it was lifting a large piece of concrete. The worker was crushed by the concrete and pronounced dead at the scene of the accident at around 9:30 a.m. The man’s identity has not yet been released. Authorities are attempting to determine the cause of the accident and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will likely conduct an investigation.
Work-related accidents are responsible for thousands of deaths every year in the United States. The majority of Americans spend an equivalent of a little more than 40 hours per week at their place of employment, and most workers are not concerned with their risks of being injured or killed in a workplace accident. In nearly all workplace accidents, the injured worker or the victim’s family is entitled to compensation for their damages.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a workplace accident, it is important to consult the experienced personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth. Our attorneys will thoroughly examine your work-related accident to determine if you are eligible to file a worker’s compensation or wrongful death case. We will work alongside you during the case, supporting you throughout the process. Contact our St. Louis law firm today for a free no-obligation consultation.