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Falling stone causes worker to suffer fatal workplace injury

Some fields of employment may come with a certain level of risk, such as those that involve working in close proximity to heavy materials. Companies in Colorado and elsewhere that work with stone are required to train employees on proper safety procedures, but preventing every accident could be challenging. A 21-year-old man has recently suffered a fatal workplace injury after he was crushed by a slab of granite.

According to reports, the man was working for a marble and granite company in another state when a large portion of granite suddenly fell on top of him. Emergency officials arrived at the scene to find the man underneath the slab, and he was pronounced dead shortly thereafter. Another person was also injured in the process and taken to a medical facility, but is apparently listed in stable condition.

Although an investigation is reportedly underway, there has been no indication of what might have caused the slab of granite to fall over. Far too many deaths have occurred under similar circumstances, each one potentially leaving surviving family members to endure the loss of someone close. In addition to the emotional hardships of such a tragic accident, families may also experience financial challenges, perhaps especially if the deceased was the primary wage earner.

Those who lose a loved one to a fatal workplace injury could be entitled to receive compensation, but some may be uncertain where to turn. Since the process can be complex, a family could choose to speak with an attorney for advice on every available option. An attorney in Colorado can evaluate the incident, along with the client's financial concerns and needs, and assist in pursuing the compensation deserved through every applicable outlet.

Source: abc11.com, "1 dead in workplace incident in Raleigh", Aug. 11, 2017

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