Serious work-related accidents occur on a fairly regular basis. Unfortunately, these incidents often lead to workers suffering severe injuries that have been known to prove fatal. The aftermath of such accidents may cause many hardships that surviving workers and families of deceased victims may have to handle. Georgia residents may be interested in one work accident that recently took place out of state.
Reports stated that two workers were injured while attempting to clear a mudslide from a roadway. A third individual had been driving a construction truck that had been hauling rocks and mud from the area. While the truck was moving in reverse, the driver of the truck hit and ran over the two other workers. A witness passing the site tried gaining the attention of others nearby.
The incident resulted in one of the workers -- a 54-year-old man -- suffering fatal injuries as a result of the accident. The second worker was rescued from beneath the truck and transported to an area hospital. He was conscious at the time of his transport. An investigation into the incident is now open.
A fatal work accident is never easy for individuals close to the situation to process. Families and other injured victims may struggle immensely with the financial burdens that stem from such events, which is why workers' compensation often plays a vital role in the aftermath. If Georgia families or workers have found themselves struggling due to the results of an on-the-job accident, they may wish to determine whether they may qualify for workers' comp benefits.
Source: ksbw.com, "Highway 17 mudslide worker killed in construction truck accident", Phil Gomez, Feb. 10, 2017