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Workers' comp may help after fatal construction accidents

It is the goal of many individuals to make it through their work day and get home to their families. Though this may seem like a relatively easy task for some people, other individuals may work in risky occupations that may make this hope more difficult to guarantee. Construction accidents commonly result in serious injuries, and unfortunately, not everyone survives such accidents.

It was recently reported that an accident in New York led to the death of one worker. The man was using a construction lift while working on the outside of a pair of buildings. Details on how the incident occurred were few, but it was reported that the man became stuck between the lift and the building. He was unable to free himself, and emergency crews came to the scene.

During their rescue attempts, the man lost consciousness, and firefighters tried to resuscitate him after he stopped breathing. Unfortunately, their efforts did not prove successful, and the man died at the scene. He was reported as being 56 years old. Additional information regarding the incident may be available at a later time after the investigation concludes. 

In the mean time, the family of the man killed in this New York incident are undoubtedly distraught over their loss. On top of their emotional grief, they may also face difficulties when it comes to handling their financial affairs. However, workers' compensation may be able to help make ends meet after such an incident, and this family as well as the families of other workers killed in construction accidents may wish to explore these potential benefits.

Source:, "Police ID man killed in construction accident in Lewiston", Harold McNeil, April 18, 2017

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