Details are sparse on an alleged Denver industrial accident that killed a man on Monday, November 19.
Denver Police spokesperson Sonny Jackson told NBC 9 News that a worker was putting an object made of iron onto his truck when it fell off and killed him. The accident occurred on Joliet Street. He died later at the hospital.
About Industrial Accidents
A search for industrial accidents that ended in death turned up 1,075 results from the last ten years on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) website. OSHA says that 4,609 people died from workplace injuries in 2011 alone.
Industrial accidents often involve heavy equipment and toxic chemicals that can cause serious injury or death to people who work with them. Some of the most potent dangers include:
- Explosions. Gas-powered equipment, volatile chemicals and the release of combustible gas can all cause catastrophic explosions, resulting in burn injuries, paralysis or death.
- Exposure to toxic chemicals. If chemicals combine or leak unintentionally, workers could develop harmful diseases and illnesses. If the toxic substances leak into the ground or evaporate into the air, it could affect anyone who lives nearby.
- Falls. Falls are the number one cause of fatal construction accidents according to OSHA. Poor restraint and insufficient communication cause many of these accidents.
- Equipment accidents. Many workers are killed every year because they were run over, crushed or trapped between pieces of industrial equipment.
If you lost a loved one in a fatal industrial accident, talk to us. We can figure out who is responsible for the accident and hold them accountable for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and other damages. Call our office today at (866) 377-3800. We can set up a free consultation to learn more about your potential case.
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