Was safety negligence or an equipment malfunction a factor in these injuries and could it have been prevented? Read ‘Our Legal Take’ below to find out if the victim’s family may have legal avenues for justice and claims for substantial compensation.
Americus, GA News
Three workers were injured in an accident at a boat manufacturing plant in Americus, GA on Tuesday January 4, 2022.
As reported by WFXL.com, “multiple emergency vehicles were needed for an industrial accident that caused multiple injuries.”
WALB.com is reporting, “the accident happened at a boat manufacturing plant on Swett Avenue in Americus around 5 p.m. A heavy piece of boating equipment they were attempting to unload slid and fell on three workers leaving them injured.”
According to the report, “EMS was able to rescue all three workers, but two were life flighted to a nearby hospital. The third was treated on the scene.”
The investigation is ongoing.
Our Legal Take
Employees, vendors and guests of businesses, plants, and factories have a right to safety and security while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the safety measures provided at the facility, and whether this tragic incident may have been prevented. Relevant factual and legal inquires include, but are not limited to:
- What safety features were in place to protect the victim?
- Did any such safety features fail?
- Did the property owner engage in regular safety inspections?
- Was the tragedy a result of a catastrophic equipment malfunction?
- Was the property owner aware of potential safety risks to employees?
Under Workers’ Compensation laws, our legal team suggests that the victims will most likely be entitled to significant compensation as a result of this accident. While the victims should be eligible for benefits under workers compensation laws, they may also hold a substantial third-party civil claim against the designer or manufacturer of any faulty equipment. Based on its history and experience in representing victims in workers compensation and product liability claims, The Murray Law Firm suggests that the victims should retain legal counsel without delay so as to ensure that all evidence connected to the incident is preserved.
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