Going to work can feel like a chore sometimes, but doing so can also be a health risk for workers, particularly within certain fields. Some jobs are inherently more dangerous than others. Industrial and construction work are examples of riskier occupational fields.
Many Wisconsin men and women work in these hazardous fields. One worker recently sustained fatal injuries in a work accident while using large machinery. A fatal work accident requires investigation into workplace safety regulations.
According to reports of the accident, the 54-year-old worker was driving a forklift when terror ensued. What was an everyday task for the victim became deadly when a heavy load fell and crushed him to death.
It is legally required for certain work industries to have specific safety regulations in place in order to prevent workplace accidents that can injure and kill workers. That is why when a fatal accident like this one takes place it is crucial for the cause of the incident to be identified.
Not only does identifying the problem help save other workers from sustaining injuries in similar accidents, but it can provide answers to a victim's surviving family. If negligence on behalf of the victim's employer or another third party contributed to the fatality, then a family could have cause to file a wrongful death lawsuit and collect damages to help them get some sort of justice out of the dark time.
Most people sacrifice so much of their time and focus on their work. Employers owe their workers the respect of creating the safe work environment that is required by law. Our Wisconsin personal injury law firm helps workers who have been injured in work accidents and families of victims who have been killed while on the job.
Source: Pierce County Herald, "Saturday State News Briefs: Dane County authorities ID Dodgeville man involved in fork-lift accident," Nov. 10, 2012