When most people leave for work in the morning, they likely do not think that it will be the last time they report to work. Over the last century, regulations have been put in place to protect employees from dangerous work conditions, and detailed investigations conducted in the event of an accident help employers understand the causes and develop plans to prevent future incidents. Additionally, employers are held accountable for failure to safeguard the safety of employees by issuing fines when violations are discovered. Unfortunately, despite these efforts, accidents still happen causing most states to require employers to provide workers’ compensation coverage in the event of an industrial accident. The family of a deceased man in California will likely qualify for such benefits after the man’s death at work.
The accident occurred in the early afternoon in August. A 61-year-old man was working at RePLANET, a recycling plant. According to reports, he was struck by a large piece of machinery.
Unfortunately, officials report that the man died at the scene. Many of the details of the incident are unclear at this time. The accident is currently being investigated by the police and the attorney general as well as California’s division of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
While the investigation into the industrial accident continues, the grieving family of the deceased man is likely wondering about their financial future. They will have to cope with funeral expenses as well as the loss of his income. Fortunately, they may be eligible to receive his workers’ compensation benefits under California law, which can provide relief for these losses. In order to receive adequate and timely compensation, many people seek additional assistance through the sometimes complicated process.