Many workers in California and across the country are very experienced at the jobs that they perform. They are often tasks that they have performed repeatedly, and they become almost second nature for them. Despite this skill and experience, however, they still face risks in the workplace. In fact, a man in another state recently lost his life in an industrial accident in another state.
The accident happened on a day in early April. The victim, a 46-year-old, was reportedly completing work-related tasks in U.S. Steel as a contractor. Reports indicate that the man was working as a contractor there and had been employed by KM Plant Services as a hydroblaster for 10 years.
Reports about the incident report that he was engaged in the completion of routine cleaning. Unfortunately, he reportedly fell while doing so. Rescue workers transported him to the hospital where he ultimately passed away from the injuries he suffered.
The man, a widower who was engaged to be married, is said to leave behind three children. The industrial accident remains under investigation, with a representative from U.S. Steel saying that the company is working with the state Occupational Safety and Health Administration during the investigation into the man’s death. Many people in California who lose a loved one in such a tragic and unexpected manner may not realize that they could be entitled to workers’ compensation — insurance benefits that can help them cope with the financial consequences of their loss. Because many people are unfamiliar with the compensation process, they may be unsure of their options; fortunately, there are experienced professionals who can help guide them throughout the process.