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Houston man dies in work accident

Some jobs are more dangerous than other. Those who work in hazardous work environments know the risk, but continue to work, being careful to avoid situations that could lead to injury or death. Sadly though, sometimes accidents do happen and people can get hurt. Such a workplace accident, occurred here in Houston recently, which left a worker dead.

A man was killed in what investigators are calling a workplace accident with heavy machinery. The accident occurred in the early morning of Aug. 12 at a facility in south Houston.

Another worker was backing up a large bobcat-type vehicle in an attempt to remove trash from the facility. As he was backing, he did not see another worker who was behind the bobcat. The man died at the scene. According to investigators, the facility was dark in the area where the men were working, and the lack of light might have been a contributing factor to the accident. Authorities are still investigating the incident.

The investigation will most likely consist of inspecting the facility, especially the area where the accident occurred. Both men involved in the incident could be tested from illegal substances or alcohol in their system. Investigators might also question other employees and the management about working conditions, including the lack of lighting in the location where the accident happened.

The family of the man who was killed might take special interest in this investigation, especially if they are considering filing for damages related to the accident. The family would be within their legal rights; a company can be held liable for the death of an employee if a lack of safety features are found to be present. The family could be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering, loss of companionship, medical bills and final expenses.


Source: 
Chron.com, "Houston worker killed in heavy equipment accident" Dale Lezon, Aug. 12, 2013

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