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Workers’ compensation: Plumber killed by freak accident

On Behalf of | Jun 14, 2018 | Workers' Compensation |

It is hard to imagine that working as a plumber could result in an individual’s death, but the reality is that any job can result in a fatality. When a death occurs on a job site, a workers’ compensation program in the state of California may be a benefit to a deceased worker’s family. Unfortunately, during a period of grief, a family may not want to handle the hassle of the complicated program, but there are attorneys who have the knowledge to assist with claims. Sadly, a family is grieving the loss of a city plumber after an unusual accident resulted in her death.

The 34-year-old city employee was completing work on a street when an accident occurred, resulting in her death. As she and her co-workers completed their work, a private tow truck operator began loading a vehicle onto the flatbed of his truck. At some point in the process, the vehicle became unhooked.

The vehicle slid off of the truck and rolled into the area of the city workers. The woman was struck by the vehicle and suffered serious injuries. Sadly, she did not survive. The California division of the Occupational Health and Safety Administration is investigating the accident, as are the local authorities.

It is understandably very difficult when a family experiences the sudden loss of a family member. Some families qualify for death benefits through the workers’ compensation program, but the program can be complicated. California attorneys experienced with the program can assist a grieving family in filing a claim, and any other legal options they may have while transitioning without a loved one emotionally and financially.