A male worker was killed after he was struck by a front-end loader in a Massachusetts industrial accident at Allied Waste Services in Peabody last month. According to police, the worker was clearing a drain when the incident happened. Joshua Black, 26, was from Wilmington.
First responders say that he was not breathing by the time they arrived. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the Peabody work accident.
In another recent Massachusetts industrial accident, also last month, co-workers found a 33-year-old worker injured on a conveyor belt in the Cargill Salt Company in Westfield. The belt is used to service a salt pile.
OSHA and authorities are also investigating the Westfield work accident.
Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation
If you are the dependent or spouse of a worker who sustained fatal injuries on the job, you could be entitled to Massachusetts workers’ compensation for death benefits, including burial costs and weekly benefits the equivalent of two-thirds of the deceased’s average weekly wage up to a certain amount. You may, however, want to hire an experienced Boston workers’ compensation law firm to make sure you receive all of the benefits to which you and your family are entitled.
In Massachusetts, employees or their families cannot sue an employer for personal injury over a work accident. They are, however, typically entitled to work injury benefits regardless of who was at fault. Depending on the specifics and causes of an industrial accident, there may be other parties that can and should be held liable for Massachusetts personal injury or wrongful death.
Unfortunately, thousands of workers sustain serious and fatal injuries in industrial accidents every year in the U.S. In addition to work accidents involving equipment and machinery, there is also the risk of exposure to dangerous and hazardous substances, as well as potentially unsafe working conditions—especially if the proper safety procedures were not followed. Industrial accidents may involve fires, explosions, drilling accidents, gas exposures, fatal falls, electrocution, construction accidents, scaffolding accidents, crane accidents, and other injury incidents.
Contact our Boston industrial accident attorneys today at Altman & Altman, LLP today.
Employee of Westfield road salt facility dies in accident involving conveyor belt, DailyJournal/AP, November 20, 2014
Man killed at Allied Waste Services in Peabody ID'd as Joshua Black of Wilmington, The Salem News, November 28, 2014
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