The fear of being pinned to the ground by heavy equipment is a concern that is shared by workers in a variety of fields in Georgia and elsewhere. Incidents of this nature can pose a major threat to a person’s health, even if other workers are quick to respond to rescue the individual. A 24-year-old man has died during a recent workplace accident involving similar circumstances.
The accident is said to have taken place at around 3 a.m. on a recent Sunday, as several workers were reportedly performing maintenance on an area of a plant that was shut down. According to reports, they were replacing a lathe blade when the object suddenly came down and pinned a man to the ground. His co-workers say they were able to rescue him from underneath the blade soon thereafter and notify emergency responders that an accident had occurred.
Unfortunately, the man suffered fatal injuries in the accident and he was pronounced dead at the scene. Although an investigation is currently underway, no further information was provided as to what might have caused the accident to take place. Losing someone in such an incident can be a devastating experience, and in addition to the emotional trauma involved, surviving family members may also face financial challenges.
A sudden loss of income and the cost of end-of-life expenses can place a heavy financial burden on surviving family members. Those who lose a loved one in a fatal workplace accident could be eligible for relief through the workers’ compensation insurance system, but they might be uncertain where to turn for guidance in navigating the process. Fortunately, there are attorneys in Georgia who can assist a person in seeking the full amount of compensation achievable through every available outlet.