R&R Contracting Inc. Employee Was Unresponsive When Found By Coworkers
O’Fallon police and paramedics were called out to 818 Lone Star Drive after employees of R&R Contracting Inc. encountered an unresponsive colleague upon arriving to work around 6:30 AM.
Emergency units attempted to treat the victim, but the 36-year-old man was pronounced dead on-site. Additional details regarding the incident are still pending, but it has been reported that the death involved a forklift.
The forklift victim is the second tragedy in the St.Louis area this week. On Tuesday, 35-year-old Shawn Pritchett was the victim of a crane accident that has left his family and community grieving.
Officials are investigating the circumstances around this recent catastrophe, with OSHA representatives likely to be involved as well.
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Attorney contributor Laurence Banville of BanvilleLaw.com has provided valuable information which victims of construction accidents and deaths should be aware of.
“Every day, thousands of construction employees go to work with the hopes of remaining safe in one of the most dangerous professions in the United States. Unfortunately, every single day those same workers are injured or even killed on work sites.
The families of the victims who depended on the income and security are now left to deal with the mounting financial burdens. Fortunately, there are avenues which can help victims and their loved ones to cope with the stress of medical treatments, bills, and loss of income.
Every employer is required to cover their employees with workers’ comp insurance. If or when a worker is injured, this insurance protects the employer from a lawsuit, while guaranteeing the victim of the workplace injury the right to bring a workers’ compensation claim. When successful, these tend to be limited in scope but are still helpful.
On the other hand, if the employer failed to secure the insurance on behalf of the worker, or if a third party on the construction site is found to have acted in a negligent manner, then a personal injury lawsuit can be pursued.
Both are viable avenues for returning peace of mind to the victim and their loved ones, allowing them the chance to cope and truly heal after a tragedy.”
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