Experienced New York work-place accident attorney-Jonathan C. Reiter-alerts the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) investigates the death of a Central New York maintenance worker killed when a radio tower collapsed on him at 2:45 p.m. December 15, 2009, according to WIVB.
The fatal workplace accident took place in Dix, New York, where a maintenance worker had been performing some routine work on a radio tower structure when it suddenly toppled over and fatally injured him.
New York police and OSHA investigators soon arrived at the scene to determine what caused the fatal workplace incident. The Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office reported that the worker had been secured to the radio tower when it collapsed for unknown reasons. The incident occurred in Central New York, 60 miles southwest of Syracuse. The loved ones and family of the worker were notified of victim’s tragic death.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration record all fatal work-related injuries in New York including New York City. In 2008, there were 187 deaths in private industries, where 49 fatalities were due to contact with falling objects and equipment. The second cause of work-related deaths in this category was due to falls, which claimed the lives of 41 workers last year. Service providing jobs caused 113 work-related deaths last year, of which 19 occurred due to falling objects and equipment.
This tragic incident that claimed the worker’s life is one of many workplace accidents that may have been avoided. All workers and employees in the state of New York have a right to a safe environment, working conditions and functional equipment to prevent accidents in the workplace. Employers have the legal responsibility to maintain safety requirements and regulations for the well-being and health of their employees. Employees who have been injured, or wrongfully killed on the job may be able to hold a negligent third party accountable for damages or losses that may have been prevented by following government safety regulations. Families who have lost a loved one in a workplace-related accident may be able to seek financial compensation for medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, rehabilitation, psychological issues, and other related expenses that may come about in the aftermath of a tragic accident.
Contacting a New York injury attorney with decades of experience successfully representing victims of work-place accidents may help you regain your life and obtain financial compensation after a tragic accident in the workplace occurs.
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