The Michigan Workers’ Compensation Lawyers with Michigan Injury Lawyers point out that one of the leading causes of workplace injuries and fatalities is contact with objects or equipment on job sites. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that these types of accidents are responsible for roughly 16 percent of all deaths on-the-job last year alone, accounting for more than 500 fatalities.
Last week, a 25-year-old construction worker was killed as a result of such an accident involving contact with a piece of equipment. Reports indicate the accident happened Thursday at the site of a road construction project that was underway in Grand Haven Township.
An article from the Detroit Free Press explained that the worker was conducting his duties when another employee operating a tractor at the site began to reverse the piece of equipment. Both the tractor’s operator and the victim failed to recognize one another and the tractor ran the victim over.
Investigators are continuing to examine what contributing factors may have played a part in the accident, as well as if the incident could have been prevented.
Michigan Injury Lawyers’s team of Michigan Personal Injury Lawyers recognizes the difficulty of losing a loved one to a work-related accident. That's why the firm would like to send their deepest sympathies to the family of the man who was killed.