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Construction accidents happen despite precautions

Construction workers in Arizona and other states will always be at risk of suffering injuries, regardless of the safety precautions taken by their employers. This is underscored by the death of a construction worker in another state. The owners of the construction company claim they are serious about protecting the safety and health of their employees, and say they work to avoid construction accidents.

Reportedly, a 39-year-old man lost his life when he was struck by a ceiling beam at a construction site where he worked. The cause of the incident is still under investigation. Apparently, none of the deceased man's co-workers witnessed the incident. They reported hearing the noise and discovering the worker with severe head injuries.

According to the company's vice president, the employees receive frequent safety training, and they have regular safety meetings and toolbox talks. He said this is done to create a safety culture that has so far prevented serious workplace injuries. He stated that they had had only three incidents, Resulting in one complaint and two falls. Regardless of these statements, the incident will likely be investigated by compliance inspectors of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

When such tragic construction accidents occur in Arizona, the surviving family members may pursue financial relief through the workers' compensation insurance program. They may file benefits claims that may cover the costs of a funeral and burial along with wage replacement to help with day-to-day living expenses. However, many people choose to seek the assistance of an experienced workers' compensation attorney to navigate the complicated process for them.

Source: kulr8.com, "Fisher Construction mourns worker killed in accident at South Side work site," Melissa Scavelli, Jan. 25, 2018

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