Pa. trucker killed by 600-pound pipe in Michigan
A truck driver from Pennsylvania died after a pipe weighing more than 600 pounds fell on him at a construction site in Michigan.
According to this article in The Philadelphia Inquirer, 33-year-old Bradley Rodman of St. Marys, Pa., was killed last week in Bath Township, Michigan, about 75 miles west-northwest of Detroit.
Bath Township police say a large waterline pipe was being lifted off a semi by a forklift when a second pipe fell off the truck onto Rodman, who was pronounced dead at the scene of the construction accident.
Rodman was delivering equipment to the site and police are treating it as a construction accident.
The Rodman family will be entitled to receive workers’ compensation through his employer.
The family would also be well-advised to consult with an experienced Pennsylvania worker’s compensation attorney, who will tell them if there is a “third party claim” here. A third party claim is a claim made against someone other than the employer, but could be held responsible for the accident, injuries and/or wrongful death.
Any worker who has sustained an injury arising out of and in the course of their employment has a potential workers' compensation claim. The injury can occur while traveling on business, doing a work-related errand, attending a required business-related social function, or even while on a break or using restroom facilities and you are still legally covered by workers compensation. Some types of workers' compensation injures include construction injuries, repetitive stress to a body part, and environmental hazards.
By law, it is required that every company in Pennsylvania carry Worker's Compensation Insurance in the case an employee is injured on the job, becomes ill due to circumstances surrounding their job, or even if death results from their job.
Whether your injury was a simple slip and fall, or involves serious injuries and property damage, Cherry, Fieger & Marciano can help you to get the monetary compensation that is owed to you to help pay for medical bills, physical therapy, loss of work, and more.