Factory work is what made this country strong over the years. Even though there has been a move away from some manufacturing jobs, many still make a living for their families in this industry. However, the risk of injury may be higher in this type of workplace environment, and there are many workers who are hurt due to an accident at work. One Illinois man recently suffered a fatal injury on the job.
According to the report, emergency workers were required at a steel plant in the early morning hours of a mid-May workday. The victim, a 33-year-old man, was found lying on the floor of the plant. Paramedics reported that he had suffered a serious head injury. He was transported to a medical facility where physicians determined that his injury was fatal.
The man was attempting to transport a large stack of steel piping when the accident occurred. It is not clear how the pack wound up hitting the worker in the head. There has been no further information forthcoming at this time as to what may have led to this tragic accident. There will most likely be a full investigation of the incident in the upcoming weeks and months.
This worker suffered a grievous injury that wound up costing him his life, but in the majority of the time, an accident at work does not have such a tragic outcome. The surviving family of this worker is entitled to receive death benefits through the Illinois workers’ compensation program. This insurance is in place to help those injured on-the-job receive a proportion of their pay while they are off and unable to provide for their loved ones. In this case, the insurance may provide monetary aid to help the family meet the final expenses, as well as a lost income package for any of the deceased victim’s dependents. For those who may have questions regarding the procedure for applying for workers’ compensation, there are knowledgeable sources that can help guide them through the process successfully.
Source: nwitimes.com, “Man dies from injuries suffered on job in Chicago Heights“, , May 19, 2014
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