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Investigation launched after worker is killed at airport

There is a certain amount of risk that comes with any job. Whether it’s in an office, a store or on a construction site, no person knows if or when they will be involved in a workplace accident. Fortunately, employees in Iowa who are injured in a work-related accident can take advantage of workers’ compensation benefits to support them through their recovery. Workers’ compensation also has death benefits to help the family members of workers who are killed on the job.

Worker killed on the job

Recently in another state, it was reported that an employee suffered fatal injuries while performing his job duties, prompting an investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The employee worked for a construction company and was helping with a paving project at an airport. According to reports, the worker was struck by a machine while working to repair the runway at the airport.

Reports said the worker was killed in the accident. The company said they immediately reported the incident to OSHA. OSHA launched an investigation, as is required with any fatal workplace accident. OSHA will have six months to finish its investigation and, if violations are found, issue the appropriate citations and fines.

What to do in the aftermath of a workplace accident

Employers have an obligation to protect their workers and meet safety requirements. Workers in Iowa who have been injured on the job can seek financial assistance through a workers’ compensation claim. Also, immediate family members of those who have been killed in a workplace accident may also be able to obtain workers’ compensation death benefits. An experienced attorney can provide the guidance needed to begin the claims process.