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Fatal workplace accident could lead to lawsuit


Posted on behalf of Mark F. Griffin of D'Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC on Feb 15, 2015 in Wrongful Death

Most of us don’t consider the possibility that we could be killed in a workplace accident. While there are certainly some fields of employment where this seems more likely than others, it could happen to anyone, regardless of where they work.

Loved ones of a man recently killed in a workplace accident in Connecticut likely know this all too well. The 65-year-old truck driver suffered serious injuries when in the process of being removed from his truck, a bundle of aluminum fell upon him. Despite being taken to an area hospital, the man died from his injuries. According to authorities, he suffered a head injury.

What caused the aluminum bundle to fall is unclear. The investigation that will be conducted by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will likely uncover the cause.

If the negligence of another person or entity contributed to the fatal workplace accident occurring, it is possible that those the man left behind could decide to file a wrongful death lawsuit against those responsible. If successful, it would result in compensation to the man’s family.

There is nothing that could ever replace a life ended too soon. In addition to relieving financial strain that could arise following the death of a family member, a lawsuit of this nature could bring a sense of closure as well.

Consulting a lawyer sooner rather than later is a good idea for those who decide to pursue this course of action. That individual can guide you through the often complicated process.

Source: Fox CT, “Victim in Farmington fatal industrial accident identified", Doug Stewart, Jan. 28, 2015