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Freak workplace accidents can lead to sudden death

Those who work in industrial occupations often face more hazards than those in other fields. In spite of precautions, unusual and unexpected malfunctions can result in serious or even fatal workplace accidents. Many Texas workers often face perilous conditions due to the nature of their job-related duties.

Recently, a hydraulics plant reported the death of one of its workers due to a possible malfunction of a safety device. According to the preliminary statement, the 45-year-old man was engaged in conducting testing on a motor when the accident occurred. The hood on the equipment purportedly failed to maintain its proper position and fell on the worker.

The man was transported to a nearby medical facility for treatment of what were described as serious injuries. Unfortunately, the injuries he suffered were too severe and he was later pronounced dead. The hood on the testing equipment is purportedly installed to act as a shield for the operator. It is unclear why this particular piece of equipment failed to remain secure. Officials at the Iowa plant announced their decision to replace all of the possibly defective hoods with a more stable design.

Both local and federal agencies are conducting an investigation into this fatal incident. In the meantime, his family may pursue workers' compensation benefits to help with the financial losses brought about by the man's death. Whenever serious workplace accidents result in traumatic injuries or death, the injured parties -- or their surviving family members -- may qualify for benefits from the workers' compensation program. Those who have been harmed in Texas through the normal course of work may choose to seek the guidance of an experienced attorney in order to obtain the benefits to which he or she may be entitled.

Source: kcci.com, "Plant reveals details leading up to worker's death", Jan. 21, 2018

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