When a serious accident takes place on a work site, there may be impacts felt in various areas. However, if the incident results in workers suffering on-the-job injuries, those workers and their families may be feeling the repercussions much more intensely. In hopes of gaining financial assistance, those individuals may wish to look into workers’ compensation.
Georgia residents may be experiencing some impacts from a recent gasoline pipeline explosion in a neighboring state. Though increased gas prices may be among those impacts, several individuals working on the pipeline at the time of the incident are facing worse outcomes. Reports stated that one individual suffered fatal injuries, and five other workers were taken to area hospitals due to injuries they suffered in the event.
The conditions of the injured workers were not available at the time of the report. It was also unclear what specific injuries they may have suffered. Identifying information was also unavailable. The explosion occurred when a machine used to move dirt hit the pipeline. This contact caused the pipeline to leak, catch fire and explode.
It would not be surprising for the family of the deceased worker and those workers who were injured in the explosion to struggle financially in the aftermath. Luckily, workers’ compensation may be able to help these individuals gain needed benefits. If Georgia workers have suffered on-the-job injuries or lost loved ones under such circumstances, they may also be entitled to workers’ comp. Additional information may prove useful to individuals interested in seeking these benefits.
Source: greenvilleonline.com, “Company: 1 dead, several injured in Colonial Pipeline blast“, Jay Reeves and Jeff Martin, Nov. 1, 2016