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Man dies from work-related injuries

Anyone in Missouri and across the country can be injured while at work. Though most employers go to great lengths to protect the safety of their employees, it often is not possible to completely eliminate risks in the work environment. In fact, a man in another state recently died after suffering work-related injuries.

The incident that led to the man's death reportedly happened one morning on a day in early August. According to reports, the victim was working at United Rentals. He was reportedly hired by Allied Services to work on the roof of the building.

Unfortunately, reports indicate that the 25-year-old victim fell through a skylight onto "items below." A helicopter was called to the scene to transport him to the hospital. However, he died before leaving for the hospital. The investigation is currently under investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. If OSHA determines that workplace health or safety standards were violated, it could levy fines, issue citations or some combination of both.

An unexpected death such as this is typically devastating for surviving family members. Many are unprepared for both the emotional and financial ramifications of such a loss. Fortunately, states -- including Missouri -- require that employers provide workers' compensation insurance coverage for employees in the event a worker suffers work-related injuries. If an accident is fatal, these benefits can extend to cover certain surviving family members. An attorney with experience with such cases can help grieving families understand their rights and pursue a fair settlement.

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