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Worker dies after work injury on university campus

Construction accidents can happen when we least expect them and their consequences can be catastrophic. In the tragic even that a Wisconsin worker is killed or suffers a serious and debilitating work injury, accident victims and their families can seek worker's compensation. While no amount of compensation can ever replace our health or the loss of a loved one, it can help immeasurably to replace lost income and pay for much needed medical care.

A construction worker has died after suffering injuries on the job while working on a university campus. The construction worker was taken to the hospital after the work injury for treatment. However, doctors were unable to save him. He died the following day.

The accident happened at 3:30 p.m. while the man was helping to tear down a house located on campus property at Texas Christian University. He suffered catastrophic injury after a chimney fell on top of him. His injuries related mainly to his chest and abdomen. He was 30 years of age.

The university had hired the construction company to tear down multiple campus buildings in preparation to build a new parking lot. There is no indication that any other workers were injured in the accident. Officials at Texas Christian University have issued a statement expressing their profound sympathy and grief for the loss of a fellow member of the community. Officials stated that their prayers and thoughts are with the construction company and family members of the man who died.

Wisconsin workers who suffer a work injury, and family members of workers who are killed on the job, have the right to file a worker's compensation claim for monetary compensation. Such compensation can be invaluable to victims and family members. Not only can worker's compensation help cover medical costs so that workers can get back on their feet again as quickly as possible, but compensation will also include lost wages from a deceased family member, and funds to help pay for end of life expenses.

Source: Star-Telegram, Worker killed in construction accident at Fort Worth campus, Domingo Ramirez, Jr., Aug. 26, 2013

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