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Fatal workplace accident kills construction contractor after fall

| May 4, 2018 | Wrongful Death |

Construction is a vital part of the landscape in Connecticut. It provides jobs, completes required maintenance and builds structures for residences and businesses. Regardless of its importance, it is undeniable that the work itself can be dangerous to the workers. They are frequently stationed at great heights, working with heavy equipment and are placing their trust in co-workers and employers to ensure a safe workplace. When there is an accident and a worker is fatally injured, it is vital for the family left behind to understand the importance of a wrongful death legal filing.

A construction worker died when she fell through a hole at the structure she was working on. The incident occurred at around 7:30 a.m. She was on the first floor of the building of an apartment complex. The woman, 55, suffered severe head injuries. She was taken to the hospital and died there. Several agencies including local law enforcement, fire department officials and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration arrived at the scene. The case is still being investigated.

After an accident on the job, people will immediately think about workers’ compensation and how much that will cover. There are generally limits to workers’ compensation in any case, but this is particularly problematic after a fatality. People who have lost a loved one in a fatal accident on the job might be able to seek compensation through a legal filing. If the employer showed negligence, if there was dangerous equipment in use or a third party caused the fatality, there can be a legal filing to be compensated. The emotional and financial effect of a loved one who dies on the job can be long-lasting and cause many problems for a family. Knowing how to move forward with a legal filing is a must.

In this accident, a woman who was a contractor working construction on a building died when she fell through a hole in the first floor and landed in the basement. As the investigation moves forward, her family must make certain they are protected by discussing a legal case with an experienced attorney as soon as possible.

Source: wfsn.com, “Construction worker who died after fall in Vernon identified,” Rob Polansky, Eva Zymaris, Kaitlyn Naples, David McKay, April 27, 2018

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