Falling objects are a major concern for individuals in Georgia and elsewhere who operate within a variety of professions. Similar incidents can be catastrophic, and in some cases, such an accident may even prove fatal. Those who lose someone close in a fatal workplace accident could be entitled to financial aid through the workers’ compensation insurance system. The family of a 53-year-old man could be in search of such relief after he was struck and killed by falling objects during a recent incident in another state.
According to reports, the incident took place while the man was performing job-related duties at the site of a construction project. For reasons that remain under investigation, the straps that were holding numerous pieces of lumber in place as they were being transported suddenly snapped. Several of the boards struck the man in the chest and head, causing him to suffer fatal injuries and pass away at the scene.
Many individuals work in fields where heavy objects are constantly being lifted and transported to various job sites. While these workers may be required to wear hardhats and other safety gear, these measures might not always be enough to protect a worker against falling objects. Those who are struck by heavy objects can suffer serious harm in the process, and in some cases, the consequences of such an accident can prove fatal.
In addition to the emotional turmoil of losing someone close in a work-related incident, the subsequent loss of income could also create substantial financial burdens. Family members who lose a loved one in a similar situation could be entitled to relief through the workers’ compensation insurance system. Since the process can be complex, a person in Georgia could choose to speak with an attorney for assistance in pursuing the full amount of compensation achievable through every available outlet.