Many individuals in Colorado and across the country are required to work in close proximity to heavy duty vehicles in a variety of professions. With the inherent size and weight of such a vehicle, it could pose a significant threat to the health of those nearby. A 57-year-old man has suffered a fatal workplace injury in another state after he was trapped underneath the tires of a dump truck.
According to reports, the accident occurred at the job site of a newly developed community. Workers were attempting to free a dump truck that had become stuck at the site with the use of another machine. During this period, for reasons unknown a man became stuck under the rear wheels of the truck, and was pronounced dead at the scene soon thereafter.
Although an investigation into the accident is likely underway, no information was provided as to how the man became trapped under the wheels of the truck. Vehicles such as a dump truck may offer a variety of benefits, such as reducing the difficulty of loading and unloading heavy duty materials. However, accidents involving similar machines can be devastating, potentially leaving families to grieve the untimely loss of someone close.
Those who suffer loss due to a fatal workplace injury may face a variety of hardships, emotional and financial alike. While the emotional toll of such an incident may ease with time, the financial ramifications could prompt a need to seek relief. When facing a similar situation, one could benefit from seeking advice from an experienced attorney. An attorney in Colorado can thoroughly evaluate the situation and assist a client in pursuing the full amount of compensation available through the necessary outlets.
Source: fayobserver.com, “Robeson County man killed in Aberdeen workplace accident“, Dec. 12, 2017