Every year, hundreds of employees in Iowa suffer injuries while performing their job duties. When those who work in hazardous occupations lace up their boots and head out to their job, they never know what they may face. Reportedly, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating a workplace accident in another state that ended the life of a worker at a construction site.
Apparently, the man was working at a construction site, helping build a warehouse for a distribution company. According to reports, the man was working on the roof of the warehouse when, for unknown reasons, he fell to the ground. Tragically, reports said the worker died at the scene of the accident.
The owner of the construction company claims that the worker was wearing the appropriate safety gear at the time of the accident and is at a loss to explain the incident. He stressed that the company had a good safety record. However, OSHA reportedly began an investigation recently. Reports said OSHA is investigating whether the worker was outfitted with the appropriate safety harness or if the employer had used other safety procedures. The company also thinks that weather conditions could have played a role in the incident.
Families in Iowa who have suffered the loss of a dear loved one in a workplace accident may be entitled to financial compensation. The state-regulated workers’ compensation program typically provides survivors’ benefits in these circumstances. Immediate family members of those deceased can obtain much-needed guidance and clarity by contacting an experienced workers’ compensation attorney.