There are many jobs in Illinois that most people realize entail a certain degree of risk. While some — such as construction workers and firefighters — have more obvious dangers than others, there are risks in every profession. As a result, employers are required to provide workers’ compensation insurance coverage to their employees. The family of one out-of-state man may require these benefits after he was killed in a fatal workplace accident.

The accident happened one afternoon in late November. Reports indicate that rescue crews were called to the scene of Antero Pad as a result of an industrial accident. Unfortunately, a 29-year-old man was pronounced dead upon their arrival.

The deceased victim was apparently working with another coworker near a drill site. When the coworker attempted to move a large piece of machinery, the victim was allegedly struck, resulting in his death. As in all workplace fatalities, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will likely conduct an investigation to determine what caused the accident and issue citations or fines if necessary.

While OSHA attempts to determine what caused the workplace accident, the family of the deceased man must face the holidays without their loved one. In addition to their grief, they must also deal with the financial ramifications of his loss. Fortunately, the victim’s workers’ compensation benefits will likely extend to his dependent family members. Many people in Illinois have sought assistance to ensure they receive the full compensation to which they may be entitled. Typically,  funeral and burial costs and a lost income financial package are included.

Source: tylerstarnews.com, “Fatal accident reported on Braden Hill Rd.”, Dec. 10, 2014