Limestone, AL (November 15, 2021) – A worker at a business in Limestone was killed on the job Monday. The incident took place at Sunbelt Forest Products Corp.
According to Limestone Coroner Mike West, the worker was at a Sunbelt factory when he was run over by a forklift. The victim sustained critical injuries and was later pronounced dead. There is no word on the events leading up to the incident at this time. The worker’s name has not been released. There were no additional injuries reported.
The incident remains under investigation at this time. There is no further information available.
We would like to offer our thoughts and most sincere condolences to the victim’s family following this workplace accident in Limestone.
Workplace Accidents in Alabama
In 2017, Alabama employers reported more than 32,000 workplace accidents resulting in injury. Of this number, greater than 16,000 of these cases ended with severe injuries. A severe injury involves a worker missing time from work, suffering a physical restriction, or requiring a job transfer. Sadly, 89 people were also killed in Alabama workplace accidents during the same year.
Some industries are inherently more dangerous than others. Industries such as construction, law enforcement, factory workers, logging, mining, and other physical labor jobs carry a high risk of serious injury. Workplace accidents happen regularly in these industries and workers should always use caution and follow all safety protocols in order to ensure that their risk of being hurt remains low.
Unfortunately, not all workplace accident risks can be mitigated. In some cases, employers may cut corners or not follow safety rules that are in place for the protection of their employees. In these instances, employees may have a claim against their employer and could be entitled to compensation following a workplace accident. Workplace accident claims involve the need for a detailed investigation by a determined attorney.
Limestone Workplace Accident Attorneys
Here at Cory Watson Attorneys, we understand the complicated laws that apply following a workplace accident. Our team of experienced Limestone workplace accident attorneys can help you when you or a loved one have suffered an injury at work. We will make sure that the proper parties are held accountable and that you receive the full compensation that you deserve. An injury at work can affect every aspect of your life and you deserve to be appropriately compensated when your ability to earn a living has been placed in jeopardy. Our team is dedicated to ensuring that your legal rights are fully protected every step of the way.
We are here and ready to take your call at any time. Our firm provides a free consultation and case evaluation for all potential and prospective clients. During the consultation, we will go over your legal rights to ensure that you fully understand the process and are able to make an educated decision going forward. To speak with a personal injury attorney in Limestone, please reach out to us using the link on our website or give us a call any time at (205) 328-2200.
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