Maintaining a steady income is necessary for most people and, when a worker is injured, this can significantly impact a person’s ability to work and pay bills. What is even more pressing is the fact that some workplace accidents can be so severe that they can result in the death of a worker. This can cause surviving family members to not only suffer the loss of a loved one, but also the income that they relied on.
According to recent reports, a worker was killed at a renewable fuel plan in Bluffton. The workplace accident took place during the morning hours while the Ohio man was performing maintenance on an auger. It was reported that he was an outside contractor working for a company hired by the plant.
Authorities arrived at the scene and spoke with witnesses, at which time they determined that no foul play was involved. It was later reported that the worker was trapped in a piece of equipment. Details of the accident have not been reported, as an investigation is still ongoing. Once completed, cause can be better established. This fatal accident was the fourth of its kind in the area over the past 18 months.
A fatal work accident is a shocking an emotional event. It may not be entirely clear what surviving family members can do in these matters, so it is important that they become well-informed. This means considering workers’ compensation benefits and how these funds could be used to address medical expense and other loss caused by the fatal work accident. Workers’ compensation could be very valuable for spouses and children of workers who die on the job, making it important to understand the process to obtain these benefits.