December 18, 2013
There are numerous hazards employees in all industries face each day they go to work. However, one of the greatest risks they face is coming into contact with objects or equipment at on job sites. The Indiana Workers Compensation Lawyers with Stewart & Stewart Attorneys point out the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that such accidents were responsible for roughly 15 percent of all workplace fatalities last year.
Recently, a 48-year-old Indiana Department of Transportation employee was killed after coming into contact with an object on a job site. According to an article from the Evansville Courier & Press, the incident occurred at approximately 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 17, in the westbound lanes of Indiana 62, just west of Boehne Camp Road in Evansville.
Reports indicate the victim was part of a crew completing an improvement project along the highway. As he performed his job duties, a truck was dumping a load of rock. But one of the stones rolled into the oncoming lane of traffic, where it was hit by a grain truck and thrown into the leg of the victim.
The Indiana Personal Injury Lawyers with Stewart & Stewart Attorneys are aware of the dangers workers face on the job and are hopeful the injured worker is able to make a speedy and full recovery from his injuries.