Safe Installation Accident at Colorado Bank Crushes Worker
A man installing a 1.5-ton steel safe at a bank in Colorado on May 13 died after it slipped and crushed him.
According to this article from The Huffington Post, the man was pinned against a door, which trapped a co-worker in the room with him.
The article reported that firefighters had to cut through a wall to reach the man and the other worker. The other worker was not injured.
The fatal workplace accident is being investigated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
The victim’s family would be well advised to contact an experienced workers’ compensation attorney who can carefully examine the incident to identify any negligence or wrongdoing. An experienced attorney would also look into a “third party claim.” These are claims that are filed against parties that are not the worker’s employer. It could be a contractor, a sub-contractor, or even the manufacturer of a defective product. If it is determined that one of those parties was responsible for the accident and any injuries, then they could be held liable.
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.
Whether your injury was a simple slip and fall, or involves serious injuries, Cherry, Fieger, & Marciano can help you. These dedicated Pennsylvania work accident injury attorneys will do everything possible to get the monetary compensation that is owed to you to help pay medical bills, physical therapy, loss of work and more.