Colorado readers may be interested to learn that the owners of a company in another state failed to comment to media requests after a tragic incident occurred at their work site recently. This may have been the case because officials from the state division of the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) were set to arrive to investigate the fatal accident at work. The incident claimed the life of a man who was said to have worked for the company for only four weeks before the accident.
According to a report, the workplace accident happened at a glass business called Thermal Sun Glass Products. The now-deceased worker and another man had been assigned to dispose of several sheets of glass in a nearby dumpster. The glass was transported on an A-frame cart, the report notes, and each sheet weighed in excess of 110 pounds.
The survivor of the incident told officials that the glass began to fall towards the deceased man as the cart rolled. The stunned victim may have hesitated before reacting, thus giving time for the heavy sheets to fall on his body. The workplace accident ended in the death of the young worker.
Officials from OSHA are expected to conduct an investigation into the workplace accident. This would also be the case if the same situation occurred in Colorado. In the meantime, the survivors of the now-deceased worker may be able to make a claim for the loss of his income and other damages under our state’s workers’ compensation program. This is available in many workplace injury cases and is intended to help people recover from devastating accidents.
Source: PressDemocrat.com, “Man, 21, dies in apparent industrial accident at Santa Rosa glass company,” Clark Mason, April 19, 2013