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Work-related deaths typically result in lengthy investigations

An employee of a California gas and electronic company died recently. He was working at the time the accident occurred. An investigation into the incident has been launched, but a company spokesman reminded the public that the company's first priority is to reach out to the man's grieving family. It often takes a long time to investigate work\-related deaths.

It appears the 52-year-old worker involved in the recent accident was driving a truck while carrying out his duties. Somehow, his vehicle overturned and ended up in a nearby irrigation ditch. It has been suggested that perhaps the man misjudged a certain section of the road. When backing up, his truck went over the edge of the road and into the ditch.

The truck flipped over and went into the water in the ditch. Reportedly, at some point, the man became partially submerged under the water. It was shortly after 12:30 p.m. when the accident occurred. It is believed that submergence in the water led to the worker's death.

As is typically the case in such situations, an investigation has been launched in order to clarify how and why the accident may have occurred. Early investigation results do not show any evidence of drug or alcohol-related factors. In the aftermath of such tragedies in California, grieving families are often faced with challenging issues concerning claims for workers' compensation benefits in light of loved ones' deaths. Questions and concerns are often addressed through experienced legal guidance. An attorney can act for families who have suffered loss in work-related deaths.

Source: appel-deomcrat.com, "PG&E worker dies in Yuba County accident", Monica Vaughan, July 21, 2016

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