Going to work on a weekly basis is common for most residents in Georgia and elsewhere. While some industries pose more dangers than others, many workers are aware of the apparent risks in the industry they work in. Take construction for example, this career is known to present many dangers because of the machinery worked with and frequency of workers working at height. Thus, if safety requirements are not met, workers could face suffer serious and even fatal injuries.
According to recent reports, a Georgia construction worker was fatally injured after a constructions site accident occurred at a Kia site in West Point. Based on reports, the 47-Year-old man was working for subcontractor and was erecting steel the morning of the accident. Following the accident, the worker was transported to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
The specific details of the incident have not been released at this time; however, both Kia and OSHA are investigating the cause of the accident. Reports indicate that no safety mishaps have occurred at this site prior to this accident. Once investigation is complete, the cause and liability of the incident could be understood.
Following fatal work accident, it is important for family members to understand the rights afforded to them. While injured workers frequently collect workers’ compensation, surviving family members could also recover this benefit as well. This financial award could help address losses such as medical bills, funeral costs, loss of companionship and lost wages.
Source: Wtvm.com, “Kia Construction Accident Kills Man,” March 1, 2018