After a work-related accident takes place, there is considerable potential for workers to become seriously or fatally injured. Unfortunately, construction accidents can account for a considerable number of employee injuries, and injured workers or their surviving families may face considerable hardships after such an event. Often, the financial aspects relating to the aftermath of an accident can prove considerably detrimental.
The family of one New York worker may be looking into their options for benefits after a recent fatal incident. Reports stated that the tragedy occurred at a construction site and involved a concrete and dirt wall. The wall apparently collapsed onto one worker and knocked another worker to the ground. Emergency crews responded to the scene just before 4 p.m.
It took approximately 35 minutes to find the first worker’s location, and emergency personnel determined that he was deceased. The body was recovered approximately an hour and a half after the emergency crew’s arrival. The second worker was transported from the scene in order to be treated for injuries. The incident was under investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
The family of the deceased worker as well as the second injured worker may wish to find out more information on workers’ compensation. These benefits may help them with financial struggles resulting from the incident. New York residents who have been similarly injured or who have lost loved ones in construction accidents may also wish to gain information on such compensation to determine whether they could be entitled to these useful benefits.
Source: poughkeepsiejournal.com, “Poughkeepsie: Construction worker killed at Dutton site“, Geoffrey Wilson, Aug. 3, 2017