Factory work used to be a mainstay of employment opportunities during the industrial age of this country. However, in more recent times, technological advancement has led to a decline in factory jobs. While the work was hard and paid relatively well, the inherent risks of injury was also part of the job. Despite this decline in factor work, it still remains an important type of employment for many — with that inherent danger still a concern. Now, one Illinois man has died after a factory workplace accident.
The man was purportedly engaged in working with machinery of an undisclosed description when a serious accident occurred. The incident was reported at approximately 4 p.m. There was no further information released concerning the nature or type of injury or the machinery involved.
Hospital personnel contacted the coroner’s office to report the death of the 21-year-old man late the following morning. The plant where the accident occurred shut down production the evening of the incident, but was operating on a regular schedule the next day. The plant supplies parts for the Chrysler automotive company, but the man was not considered a Chrysler employee.
This tragic workplace accident was still being investigated at the time of the report, and there has been no indication when the findings will be released. This Illinois man has likely left behind loved ones who are grieving his loss and questioning how the accident happened. They may be entitled to receive death benefits from the workers’ compensation insurance program that could aid them by providing limited monetary assistance toward final expenses. This program exists to help ensure that injured employees are able to receive financial support during the time that the worker is unable to return to duty. For those employees who have questions concerning the filing of such claims, they may seek information from resources located in their state.
Source: wrex.com, “UPDATE: Chrysler supplier worker pronounced dead after accident“, Sean Muserallo, June 11, 2014
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