Accidents are a leading cause of deaths across the country. These fatal accidents can occur in various capacities and in any location. Some accidents may occur at a place of employment, and a worker could suffer fatal injuries. These unfortunate accidents can sometimes be preventable, but if proper precautions are not taken, the family of a victim may be in need of workers’ compensation information.
The family of an Illinois man may be working to gather such information after the man was killed on the job. It was reported that he worked for a company that created equipment for mining, oil, transportation and other industries. While working, the man fell into a machine that was used to cut and shape metal and other products. The man was reported as being 50 years old.
Unfortunately, the man suffered fatal injuries as a result of the accident. Emergency crews arrived on the scene, but they were unable to help the man as he had already succumbed to his injuries. At this time, local authorities and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are conducting investigations into the incident.
Fatal accidents that occur while an individual is working are always situations that employers and employees alike hope to avoid. Sadly, not all accidents can be avoided, and as this situation indicates, individuals can quickly lose their lives. As the victim’s family works to come to terms with their sudden loss, they may wish to gather information on workers’ compensation in Illinois to determine whether they could be entitled to benefits on behalf of the deceased individual.
Source: Chicago Tribune, “Worker dies after becoming trapped in machine at Elk Grove Village plant”, Sarah Freishtat, April 15, 2015