There are many people in this country who are extremely hard workers. These people want to adequately support their families and ensure they have all that they need in life. People like this make a fatal industrial accident that much more tragic. Because policy makers know that accidents happen no matter how many safeguards are put in place, they require employers to provide their workers with workers’ compensation coverage. One family in Illinois will likely qualify for this coverage after a fatal accident took the life of their loved one.
The accident happened in early October at an industrial site. According to reports, the man was standing on the floor of a building. A heavy piece of machinery was being used to prepare and grade the floor.
Unfortunately, the man was struck by the machinery. Authorities state that the man died at the scene of the accident. A report issued after an autopsy was performed indicates that the man suffered trauma to his upper body and bones. Currently, both the local police department and the state’s division of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating the incident.
The outcome of these investigations will likely have little direct impact on the deceased man’s family. As a result of this tragic industrial accident in Illinois, they will have to cope with the loss of their loved one. Such a loss also contains financial implications, including funeral costs and loss of the man’s income — possibly including other benefits, such as health insurance. The workers’ compensation coverage required by the state will likely extend to the man’s dependents to help them cope with financial issues arising from the accident. Many people in a similar situation choose to secure additional help to ensure they receive full and adequate compensation in a timely manner.
Source: wrex.com, Police investigate deadly accident in McHenry County, Katie Nilsson, Oct. 2, 2013