Because construction sites tend to be relatively more dangerous places to work, most construction companies try to do everything they can to keep their workers safe. Sadly, accidents still happen from time to time, which is one of the many reasons workers' compensation is so important. When an Arizona employee is killed in a workplace accident, the last thing the surviving family should have to worry about is money.
After a workplace accident in another state, workers' compensation will likely benefit the grieving family of a man who was killed recently while working at the SteelSummit construction site in Forest Park. The man died after a steel coil weighing somewhere between 30,000 and 50,000 pounds fell on him, pinning him from the waist down. According to reports, a 911 caller said there was a crane that could lift the coil off the man, but he was advised to await the arrival of EMTs.