People who spend a great deal of time traveling on the Pennsylvania roadways likely know of the risks that they face. A delivery truck driver may know of the possibility of becoming involved in a car accident, for example. However, those who are responsible for delivering large items may face additional risks as they load and unload their trucks. Unfortunately, one out-of-state man recently lost his life while doing so.
The accident happened one day in mid-April. According to reports, the 56-year-old victim worked as a truck driver for Heritage Transport. He had been delivering shipping containers to an industrial park that day. After his wife was unable to contact him, she called his employer who contacted police
Officers found him, pinned, at the industrial park. Police believe that he unloaded a shipping container and was standing between it and his truck when the truck rolled, pinning him. The truck was still running when police arrived. GPS data showed that the truck had been in the same spot for several hours.
All workers, including a delivery truck driver, face the risk of a workplace injury. While most people in Pennsylvania are fully aware of the emotional implications of an unexpected loss, some may not be fully aware of the financial consequences. Many families struggle as a result of lost wages and funeral expenses. Fortunately, they may qualify for workers' compensation insurance benefits. An attorney with experience with such benefits can help those who lost a loved one in a workplace accident fully understand their rights and seek adequate compensation.
Source: reviewonline.com, "Truck pinned driver leading to death", Tom Giambroni, April 13, 2017