Allendale, MI (March 5, 2022) – A 56-year-old man died on the job in Allendale on Friday, March 4. The man was working at a home construction site in Western Michigan when a stack of wooden trusses fell on him at about 1:25 p.m.
The incident occurred in Allendale Township west of Grand Rapids, according to information from reports. Sheriff’s deputies in Ottawa County stated they believe the man had been unloading the stack from a delivery truck when the accident happened.
The man was pronounced deceased on-site. His identity has not been reported.
Investigators from the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration were notified by police about the accident. An investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Michigan Workplace Accidents
Private industry employers in Michigan reported 88,800 workplace injuries and illnesses in Michigan in 2020. This resulted in an incidence rate of 3.1 injuries per 100 full-time workers, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Workplace injuries happen all too often. Some of the most common workplace injuries include:
- Trips, Falls, Slips
- Transportation incidents
In some instances, workplace accidents can become fatal. Each year, about 100 people are killed in workplace injuries per year in Michigan. Fatal occupational injuries in the Wolverine State have ranged from a high of 182 in 1999 to a low of 94 in 2009.
Wrongful Death Attorneys in Allendale
Our team knows that money cannot fix the immense suffering brought on by the death of a loved one who lost their life due to the negligence of another. However, collecting full and fair financial compensation can ease the financial burden of medical bills, lost income, mental health bills, vehicle repair costs, and more.
Losing a loved one due to the reckless actions of another person can cause you devastating emotional pain and suffering as well as stressful financial problems. An Allendale wrongful death attorney may be able to help you financially recover if this has happened to you. A wrongful death lawyer will know the most effective ways to help you pay for the costs associated with your loved one’s passing. Especially if the accident they were involved in was caused by negligence, you may qualify for significant financial compensation.
Contact Michigan Legal Center at your earliest convenience in order to be connected with a skilled and experienced attorney who can help you through this difficult time. You can reach us at (248) 886-8650 to see how we can assist you to obtain the best outcome for your case. No one deserves to have to pay for injuries they sustained due to another person’s reckless actions. Call us as soon as you can to exercise your legal right toward financial compensation for your injuries and the damages that you may be facing.
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