On May 30, a trash truck worker was killed while on the job in Kansas City. It is reported that he lost his grip while on the back of the truck and fell as the commercial truck was backing down a driveway. According to the crew, no one witnessed the fall. He was run over by the vehicle, which was stopped once the crew saw him being hit after the fall.
Unfortunately, workplace accidents such as this are not uncommon. According to the United States Department of Labor, over four thousands workers were killed on the job in 2010, which averages to almost 13 deaths throughout the country every single day. While these can occur on any jobsite, the most common is in the construction industry, which attributed to almost 20% of all fatalities. In 2011, OSHA reported that the most common violations which led to injuries and fatalities include scaffolding, fall protection, hazard communication and respiratory communication.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics states that there were over 600 falls in 2010 in the private industry which resulted in fatalities, and over 200,000 cases total that involved falls. If you were injured in a work-related accident or if you have lost a loved one to such a tragic incident, it is in your best interests to get the involvement of an experienced
Kansas City personal injury lawyer that you can trust to protect your rights.
At our firm, we know what is on the line and we are prepared to go above and beyond in our efforts to helping you obtain maximum monetary compensation. From personal injury to
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Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you demand justice and to seek the compensation that you are owed.