In the state of Iowa, there are literally thousands of people who work in hazardous and high-risk environments. Unfortunately, suffering a serious or fatal injury on the job is a very real possibility for these workers. If this tragic possibility becomes a reality, surviving family members may be entitled to workers’ compensation death benefits to help ease the pain, suffering and financial burden that comes with losing a loved one. A manufacturing plant in another state recently made headlines after several employees were seriously and fatally injured while on the job.
According to reports, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration found multiple violations at the facility in recent months. Recently, reports said an OSHA compliance officer was at the plant investigating the death of an employee at the site when the officer was informed of another serious workplace injury. Apparently, an employee suffered an arm amputation during the previous night’s sanitation processes.
Multiple deaths and injuries
Allegedly, a second amputation happened at the facility less than a month later and prompted yet another OSHA investigation. Not long after the second amputation, reports said another employee was also killed while working at the plant. OSHA officers have reportedly found multiple violations at the plant as well as gaps in the plant’s safety procedures.
The loss of a beloved family member is one of the most difficult and challenging experiences to go through. Although losing a loved one does irreparable damage, surviving dependents may be able to take advantage of workers’ compensation death benefits to help them through this event. An experienced and knowledgeable attorney can guide Iowa families through the often confusing processes of filing and submitting a claim.