Thursday, July 29, 2010

56-Year-Old Worker Killed in Evergreen Nursery Freak Industrial Accident

A 56-year-old man, who has been working for 20 years for Evergreen Nursery, was killed after a freak industrial accident in the company’s facility yesterday morning.

According to reports, the unidentified worker’s arm got caught in the conveyor belt of a compost machine that pulled him against its hopper component.

The worker sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead a little later.

This is a tragic loss for the family but they need to look at their options especially if the worker is their primary breadwinner.

Aside from filing a wrongful death lawsuit, they can also look at exploring the death benefits that they can get from worker’s compensation.

In the event of a workplace death, worker’s compensations should be able to provide qualified dependents with a fixed amount of money, retroactive temporary disability benefit and permanent disability benefits (if applicable).

Surviving dependents of the worker should consult a lawyer who is knowledgeable with the working of worker’s compensation to help them sort out if this is the best option for them.