A worker trapped at a concrete plant in Marietta has died, according to the Cobb County Fire Department. Fire crews say two workers were doing repair work inside a silo Monday afternoon at Thomas Concrete on Canton Road when one of the men lost his footing and slipped. He was immediately buried by hundreds of pounds of gravel.
Around 5 p.m., fire officials told Channel 2’s Tom Regan they are now treating the scene as a recovery operation. The later recovered his body.Authorities said Occupational Safety and Health Administration officials were on the scene conducting an investigation.
These types of tragic events happen often. According to the 2013 Bureau of Labor Statistics , 20% of work fatalities are caused by slip and falls. Because he was working at the time of this accident, his family is almost certainly entitled to substantial workers’ compensation benefits under Georgia law. Under Georgia workers compensation law, the amount your spouse is entitled to receive depends on the number of dependent children, if any are under the legal age or If your children are full-time students. You may also be entitled to receive burial expenses up to $7,500.
This is why speaking with an experienced workers compensation attorney can help you ensure that you and your family are taken care of. Your future shouldn’t be in the hands of the big insurance companies who aren’t looking out for your best interest. We ensure we are able to maximize the benefits you and family deserve.
Contact Bader Law Firm for a free, no obligation, consultation to discuss your potential workers compensation case at 404-917-9174