While all jobs hold some degree of risk, some are riskier than others. Although employers in Pennsylvania and across the country often strive to train employees about the risks they may encounter and support an environment conducive to safety awareness, workers can still be involved in an accident. Unfortunately, a recent fatal workplace accident in another state has left a family mourning the unexpected death of their loved one.
The incident happened at a facility owned by a company named Genan. According to the company's website, the facility is one of the largest tire recycling plants in the company. Now the cite is under investigation by both federal and local officials.
The 26-year-old victim's co-workers had reported him missing before he was discovered, unaware that he had been involved in an accident. Reports indicate that he became entangled in a tire shredder, resulting in his death. The young victim leaves behind a 3-year-old daughter.
Now a grieving family is left mourning the unexpected death of their loved one as a result of a fatal workplace accident. While officials work to determine the exact cause of the accident and likely put measures in place to prevent similar incidents in the future, the family faces a future without their family member. For many, this could include financial complications as a result of lost wages and funeral expenses. To help victims of workplace accidents cope with these complications, employers in Pennsylvania and across the country are required to provide workers' compensation insurance coverage. A fair settlement could protect them financially as they come to terms with the grief associated with their loss.
Source: abc13.com, "Young father dies at Sheldon recycling plant after falling into tire shredder", Jessica Willey, Jan. 31, 2018