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Work-related deaths on farms often involve heavy machinery

Agriculture is considered a staple industry in the United States, but it may also be in the top high-risk categories for most dangerous jobs. Work-related deaths on farms in California and other states often involve heavy machinery. One such tragedy occurred on a farm in another state that left a mother grieving the loss of her son.

The accident happened in 2014. The 47-year-old man was killed when a front-end loader rolled on top of him. Sadly, the man was crushed under the tremendous weight of the massive piece of equipment.

In such situations, an immediate family member may be able to claim benefits meant to provide compensation to a worker injured on the job. When a fatality occurs, an eligible family member may request a transfer of such benefits. This type of process is often complicated, and sometimes an employer or insurance agency will attempt to deny a claim. For this and many other reasons, it is often best to seek assistance from a workers' compensation attorney before taking any formal action.

With regard to the man who died in the 2014 accident, his mother ended up filing a lawsuit against the owner of the farm. The claim stated he had been negligent in failing to equip the front-end loader with a protective device feature that may have prevented her son's death. An undisclosed settlement was recently obtained in the case. Those with questions regarding similar work\-related deaths in California may seek answers by requesting guidance from experienced attorneys in their areas.

Source: dailyherald.com, "Geneva fatal farm tractor accident lawsuit settled", Harry Hitzeman, NOv. 24, 2016

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