Nebraska workers go to work each day expecting they will return each night to their families. Most of the time this is what happens, but occasionally a tragic accident can occur at a workplace. Recently, an employee died in an accident at a Wakefield, Nebraska, manufacturing plant.
An employee at a plant in Wakefield, Nebraska, recently died while on the job. The employee worked for Michael Foods Egg Processing. He was fatally injured when a dock leveler dropped unexpectedly. This device is used to measure the distance between a truck and a loading dock. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the tragic incident.
No one ever expects they will be seriously injured on the job. Employers have the duty to make sure their employees are safe while they are on the job. When an employee is injured they may want to speak with a workers' compensation attorney. An attorney can investigate what happened to cause the accident and make sure the injured employee and their family seek fair compensation. An injured employee may be eligible for worker's compensation to cover medical expenses and lost wages. An attorney can also investigate if there are third parties involved in the accident that may be liable for the injury.
Unsafe working conditions can cause serious injuries and even death for a Nebraska employee. They can cause a family to lose the wages of a family member and face mounting medical bills. It is important that injured employees and their families know their legal rights, so they can pursue the compensation they need.
Source: norfolkdailynews.com, "OSHA says Wakefield worker died after plant accident," Sept. 27, 2017