According to news sources, a serious workplace accident claimed the life
of a 34-year-old employee on Monday, September 12, 2011. Police responding
to the scene of the accident said that the incident took place at approximately
3:30 PM at a railroad tie company.
The worker was on-the-job using a piece of machinery when his arm became
trapped in the device which operates with electricity. Despite the fact
that he was fatally injured, the employee managed to escape the device
when the upper part of the machine descended on top of him, resulting
in his death.
The coroner on the case said that the device had a sign that said the machine's
doors should not be open during operation. Yet, there were no doors on
the machine because they had been removed and placed in a corner.
Now, OSHA has been dispatched to the scene of the accident to investigate
and review the circumstances surrounding the worker's death.
injured on the job? If so, now is the time to
contact a New York workers' compensation lawyer from our office as you may
allowed to collect workers' comp benefits which can be of great assistance
while you recover from your injuries.