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Officials investigating death of man killed in work accident

Construction work is both rewarding and dangerous for those who enter this field. In spite of safety precautions that employees may take, a deadly work accident can claim lives and leave others seriously injured. There are many Missouri residents who have either suffered injuries on the job or are aware of someone who has been injured.

Last year, Garmin, the company that manufactures navigation tools and other technology gadgets, began an expansion project for its warehouse and manufacturing facility in a mid-western state. During the construction phase at these types of facilities, many contractors and sub-contractors are employed to complete various aspects of the work. Unfortunately, a recent incident at the facility claimed the life of a 28-year-old man.

According to the report, he was working around a high-pressure valve when something caused the valve to rupture. The resulting explosion killed the man. Other workers purportedly quickly corrected the problem, and no one else suffered any injuries.

Both the local authorities and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are conducting investigations into what may have led to this fatal work accident. Garmin officials publicly expressed their condolences to the victim's family and co-workers but declined to comment on the nature or cause of the accident. It is possible that this man's surviving family members may file a claim for death benefits from the workers' compensation program in their state. Missouri workers who have suffered a serious injury or illness in the course of performing their assigned tasks may have a basis for filing a claim of their own for these often vital benefits. If one has difficulties at any time during the process of filing a qualifying claim, one may enlist the assistance of an experienced attorney who has successfully navigated the program's often lengthy and complicated procedures.

Source: kmbc.com, "Police identify 28-year-old Holden man killed in workplace accident at Garmin warehouse", Nov. 28, 2017

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