Construction company owners in Colorado and all other states are responsible for the safety and health of their employees. Federal and state safety agencies govern workplace safety compliance with prescribed regulations. It is often said that many workers’ compensation claims for death benefits might have been avoided if safety rules had not been violated.
There may be questions about the safety compliance at a construction site in a neighboring state. Questions may follow the death of an employee at the company’s warehouse. According to a police report, the incident occurred at the warehouse of Garmin, a product development company on a recent Monday.
One of the Garmin directors confirmed that a 28-year-old employee died in a workplace accident. Not many details were made available about the incident, except that the rupture of a high-pressure valve had something to do with the death of the worker. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and local authorities have initiated investigations into the incident.
When a Colorado family loses a loved one in a workplace accident, they are entitled to pursue financial relief to assist them with the financial consequences of such a tragedy. They also have the right to use the services of an experienced workers’ compensation attorney to help them with the complex claims process of death benefits. Along with coverage of the costs of a funeral and burial, a wage-replacement package might be awarded to assist dependents with day-to-day living expenses and other financial obligations. This will be based on the deceased worker’s weekly wage, and payments will continue for a specific period of time.
Source: kmbc.com, “Police identify 28-year-old Holden man killed in workplace accident at Garmin warehouse“, Nov. 28, 2017