Roads are essential to many aspects of society. However, the maintenance of roads in California and other states requires a significant amount of manpower. This is why construction workers are important to the local transportation authority’s ability to expand the local roads and freeways. Unfortunately, these personnel are regularly at risk of becoming victims in construction workers’ accidents.
Much of this is due to the workers regularly having to deal with large and heavy machinery and equipment during the course of the job. This seems to have been the cause of a recent construction accident which resulted in one death in another state. The incident occurred just prior to 8 a.m. in early August at a site being operated by the local transportation authority agency.
The crew was unloading a cabinet when it somehow ending up falling off a pallet. The cabinet, which was filled with electrical equipment, caused fatal injuries to one of the workers. There were several other people involved in attempting to move the cabinet full of equipment, according to statements released by authorities to the public, although it doesn’t appear that anyone else was seriously injured in the accident.
It is unfortunate when hard-working individuals die in construction workers’ accidents in California or in any other state. Although nothing can reverse the tragic consequences of the fatal incident, there are many things which can be done to help the grieving family. For instance, the family may be able to obtain death benefits via workers’ compensation insurance which most companies carry for their employees. However, this will require a proactive effort on the part of the family to engage in the application process.
Source: Ny1 News, “Worker Killed in Construction Accident Near Throgs Neck Bridge”, Aug. 5, 2014