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Fatal California workplace accident claims life of worker

Workers' compensation provides many different kinds of benefits for different situations. In a California community south of the Indio area, a fatal workplace accident is being investigated. The fatal accident occurred at an iron company when iron beams fell off a truck in the yard. The worker, a man in his 20s, was transported to the hospital but did not survive. The California Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the accident. The Department of Labor reports that the last incident at the company was in 2014.

Workers can be harmed on the job in a variety of different ways including crush injuries or injuries that leave them pinned. Unfortunately, sometimes a workplace injury can result in a fatality that leaves a family without the companionship of their family member but may also leave them facing unexpected financial challenges. Depending on the circumstances, workers' compensation benefits may be able to help.

In addition to providing help to injured workers and their families in the form of help with medical expenses and lost earnings, death benefits may also be available to help surviving family members when a worker has been killed in a fatal workplace accident. These benefits can help families as they adjust to life without their loved one who was unexpectedly killed.

It is important for workers to enjoy a safe workplace, however, when their workplace is not safe, it is equally important that they are familiar with the options available to help them and their loved ones. Workers' compensation can help workers and their families through the aftermath of a workplace accident and are important resources to be familiar with.

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