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Fatal job site injury involving crane leaves 1 dead

A worker at an out-of-state construction site was killed recently after he was crushed by a wall. The accident took place on a recent Tuesday, around 9 a.m. When a job site injury in Tennessee proves fatal, the victim's dependents typically seek to file a workers' compensation claim for death benefits to help them during difficult times.

A crane was utilized at the construction site in order to set concrete walls, an official from the local fire department said. However, something went wrong with the crane's boom -- which is used to move objects -- as it was carrying a wall. Apparently it hit a loose concrete wall, which fell on top of the man.

The man was reportedly in his 20s. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident when rescue crews arrived. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's members were at the scene of the incident in order to begin an investigation into this tragic accident.

When a construction worker suffers a job site injury that proves fatal while at work in Tennessee, his or her dependents typically seek to file a workers' compensation claim for death benefits. Once successfully filed, these benefits result in payments to the victim's spouse, their children -- or other dependents -- and include an allotment for burial expenses. Although this financial compensation cannot do anything to bring the victim back, it can, however, help to ameliorate some of the end-of-life expenses typically incurred by a decedent's family. It is typical to consult an experienced workers' compensation attorney to assist with this process.

Source: ksl.com, "Construction worker dies after crane accident", Pat Reavy, Jan. 26, 2016

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