Colorado workers leave their families to go to work with the expectation of going home to them at the end of the workday. Sometimes, however, workplace accidents prevent that from happening. For example, a father, grandfather and friend is being mourned by his community. Recently, he suffered injuries in an on-the-job accident. Despite receiving medical treatment, he succumbed to those injuries.
The victim was a maintenance worker who could reportedly fix anything. He was at work installing light fixtures when the accident occurred. He stood on an aerial platform suspended between 20 and 30 feet off the ground when a piece of equipment struck the platform. The impact caused the man to fall off the platform. Someone who worked with him for years knew him to be meticulous about using safety equipment and now questions what could have caused the victim to fall.