The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health strives to enforce safety standards for all work environments, including industrial sites across the state. Unfortunately, despite safety standards, industrial workers' accidents still occur, and they can result in serious injury and death. Sadly, in another state, a construction worker was recently killed while working on the job.
The 31-year-old victim was using some heavy equipment at a Target distribution center when the accident occurred. He was not employed by Target, but was contracted to perform some unspecified work on the building. He died at the scene of the accident.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the accident. Reportedly, an autopsy is also being performed to help provide information of the events surrounding the accident. The man is survived by a wife, sons and a daughter.
In industrial workers' accidents such as this one, a deceased victim's family members are likely eligible for workers' compensation death benefits. However, the rules and regulations of the workers' comp system can be difficult to understand and navigate, especially during a period of such unexpected grief. Losing a loved one in a work accident can result in funeral expenses and loss of income for the family members left behind. A lawyer with experience with the workers' comp system in California can assist family members in filing and pursuing a claim to ensure they receive all that they are due. Compensation will not undo the tragedy, but may relieve financial burdens related to the fatal accident.
Source: kltv.com, "Man killed in industrial accident at Target Distribution Cente", Whitney Mayfield, June 7, 2017