The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating a workplace accident that resulted in the death of a worker. The fatal accident occurred in Rose Hill, Kansas on Tuesday morning. According to the Rose Hill Police, at around 6:30 a.m. when a 24-year-old man was operating a lathe when an accident happened causing the worker to be struck in the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene and first responders believe he was killed instantly. The workers identity has not been released, but authorities stated that he is a veteran who is married with children. The investigation is expected to take several months.
Every year there are nearly 5,000 workers killed in workplace accidents. Every death has a traumatic effect on the people close to the victim and the situation. However, when the death occurs in an accident that could have been prevented the range of emotions may increase. The families of the deceased worker should fight to obtain the justice they deserve by consulting a wrongful death attorney.
At Meyerkord & Kurth our personal injury attorneys handle a variety of cases including auto accidents, worker’s compensation, aviation accidents, medical malpractice, legal malpractice, product liability, drug liability, and wrongful death. Our attorneys will fully investigate your accident, collect all evidence, determine liability, and fight to hold the negligent party responsible. In the event that a loved one is killed in an accident, it is rare that your concern is on compensation. However, we will work to recover compensation for medical bills, loss of economic support, funeral costs, and mental anguish. Contact our office today for a free no-obligation consultation.