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Work injuries take the life of a construction worker

Multi-story construction sites can be hazardous and require additional safety precautions. When a Wisconsin employee falls from heights while on the job, they may suffer work injuries or death and require workers’ compensation benefits. Recently a young man lost his life as a result of work injuries incurred during a fall while on a construction site.

The young ironworker was employed at a construction site responsible for the building of a new five-story office building. The morning accident occurred when the worker tragically fell from heights to the ground while completing his work duties. Falling from heights to the hard ground can cause major bodily damage that can include broken bones, ruptured organs and internal bleeding.

Reports reveal that the man plummeted from about 15 feet, causing him to suffer severe blunt-force damage to his body. The worker was transported to a nearby medical facility where he was treated for his serious injuries. Unfortunately, however, the man passed away a few days later due to the severity of the damages he received from the fall.

Medical care needed for blunt-force trauma can be extensive and expensive, and could lead to unexpected funeral costs in the worst cases. As an official investigation is instigated to review the tragic accident, loved ones may have many questions about the series of events that day. A Wisconsin family who has lost someone to work injuries incurred while at work may require workers’ compensation to help with expenses. Some may choose to seek help in collecting all available benefits to ensure they do not suffer financially after such a tragedy.

Source: pasadenastarnews.com, "Ironworker killed in Pasadena construction accident", Brian Day, July 17, 2014

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