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Wisconsin construction worker loses life in work accident

Construction workers who operate at great heights face a number of risks while at work. When safety and training fail to prevent a fall or severe work accident, the consequences can be permanent and life-altering. Recently, a Wisconsin construction worker fell in a work accident while at a build site and lost his life.

While working at a local construction site, a worker suffered a fatal falling work injury. The mid-afternoon work accident occurred when a middle-aged man fell while performing duties at a local Wisconsin hotel construction site. Reports reveal that the worker fell at least 20 feet in the accident, though it was not disclosed if machinery or other personnel were involved. Information regarding the construction duties required of the worker at the time of the work accident and what development of the construction site he was working on have not been released.

The cause of death was declared and released by the medical examiner, concluding that the worker's tragic death was directly due to the injuries he had suffered during the work accident fall. Authorities determined that the man lost his life before first responders were able to treat his injuries or transport him to a medical facility. The medical examiner and OSHA are investigating the accident and may discover what led to or contributed to the cause of the accident and death of the worker.

When a Wisconsin construction worker falls to his death while at work, it can be emotionally difficult for colleagues and loved ones to understand what may have happened. The construction company responsible for the hotel build could be liable for providing rightful workers' compensation to the surviving family of the worker who lost his life in the work accident, which could help cover funeral expenses and pain and suffering. The family may choose to fully investigate all their options to ensure that they receive every benefit and portion of compensation they may be entitled to.

Source: nbc15.com, UPDATE: Wis. construction worker who died in fall IDed, No author, Jan. 14, 2014

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