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Worker killed in California construction accident

Workers' compensation benefits are a valuable resource for workers and their families. A construction site accident in Northern California recently claimed the life of worker. Unfortunately, what began as a rescue mission turned into a recovery mission. Two men were working on a concrete storm drain when a trench collapsed underneath them. One of the workers was crushed in the trench as they were exiting it. It was estimated the trench was 12 feet deep and instability surrounding it created challenges for the recovery effort.

The worker left behind a family and worked for a pipeline company. California Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigators were among those that responded to the fatal accident. When a family is left behind following a fatal construction accident, it is important for surviving family members and loved ones to be familiar with the options available to help them as they may struggle through a difficult time.

Workers' compensation death benefits may be available to help surviving family members of workers who have been killed in a fatal construction accident or other fatal workplace accident. Additionally, workers' compensation benefits, including benefits for medical expenses and lost wages, may be available to workers who have been injured in a construction accident or workplace accident. It is key for injured workers or family members of workers killed on the job to be familiar with the benefits that may be available to them and how to obtain those benefits.

Workers' compensation can be an important resource for families unexpectedly facing the loss of a loved one. As a result, workers and their families should always be familiar with theirs rights related to workers' compensation benefits and the workers' compensation process.

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