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Fatal Indiana Workplace Accident Caused by Collapsing Equipment

Oct 2, 2013 | Workers' Compensation

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October 2, 2013

The Indiana Workers’ Compensation Lawyers with Stewart & Stewart Attorneys explain that one of the leading causes of workplace injuries and fatalities in the United States is contact with objects or equipment on a job site. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that these incidents caused 16 percent of all on-the-job deaths last year.

Last week, a 25-year-old man was killed when a piece of equipment he was operating collapsed on top of him. An article from The Indianapolis Star stated the incident occurred at approximately 11a.m. on Friday, Sept. 27, at a facility on Rawles Avenue in Indianapolis.

Reports indicate the worker was operating a crane in order to move a generator at the facility; however, when he used the machine to lift the equipment, it was too heavy. This caused the crane to fold and come crashing down on top of the worker. Rescue crews were called to the scene, but there was little they could do to assist the victim. He died a short time later.

Stewart & Stewart Attorneys’ team of Indiana Personal Injury Lawyers is aware of how devastating the loss of a loved one to a work related accident can be. That is why the firm would like to send their deepest sympathies to the family of the man who died.

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