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1 dead after construction accident involving lift and doorway

On Behalf of | Jan 4, 2018 | Construction Workers' Accidents, Firm News

Construction workers in Colorado and across the country make use of various types of equipment and machinery that are necessary to the task at hand. While machines such as a scissor lift can be helpful in job duties that require one to work at heights, workers must use caution when moving similar machines to reduce the odds of a dangerous incident. A 27-year-old man has died in a recent construction accident after becoming trapped between a motorized lift and a doorway.

According to reports, the incident occurred just after 10 a.m. on a recent Thursday as the man was operating a motorized lift at a job site. While attempting to move the lift, his head suddenly became trapped between the machine and a nearby doorway. Other workers found the man and notified emergency responders, but he was unfortunately pronounced dead at the scene soon thereafter.

An investigation into the incident is underway, which may seek to determine what might have caused it to take place. Many families have lost loved ones under similar circumstances, some of which may experience a variety of hardships, emotional and financial alike. While the emotional grief may ease with time, the loss of income could prompt a need to pursue monetary relief.

Families who lose someone close in a fatal construction accident may be entitled to financial assistance through the workers’ compensation insurance system, but the process can be challenging. When facing a similar situation, a family could speak with an attorney for advice on how best to proceed. An attorney in Colorado can examine the situation thoroughly and assist a client in pursuing the full amount of compensation deserved through every applicable outlet.

Source: tampabay.com, “Pinellas Park police: Man, 27, dies in construction accident“, Dec. 28, 2017

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