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When it comes to employment, some jobs — more than others — place employees in dangerous situations. Warehouse employees in Connecticut can be placed on this list of those working in dangerous environments. If an accident happens while at work that leads to injury or death, the employee or their surviving family members may utilize workers’ compensation benefits to recover financial losses incurred from the damages sustained.

Recently, an employee at a steel processing plant was killed while on-the-job. According to reports, the employee was hit by steel that was being moved by a crane in the company warehouse. The 40-year-old male was transported to a hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

As is common with work-related accidents, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration was called to investigate the incident. The local police and fire department were also called to assist at the scene. At this time, any further findings in this case have not been released.

This has, undoubtedly, been a terrible and tragic situation for the decedent’s surviving family members. To help recoup the monetary losses this accident will likely place on this family, workers’ compensation death benefits may be available. These benefits can provide a little financial security to help with the lost wages and cover funeral expenses — among other things — allowing family members time to grieve their loss without having to focus primarily on finances. Obtaining full and fair compensation is not always a straightforward or easy process. Family members of warehouse employees in Connecticut who have lost a loved one in a work-related accident can seek help in order to pursue the maximum amount of compensation available to them.

Source: ctpost.com, “Worker killed in accident at Middletown steel factory”, Jan. 23, 2015

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