There are numerous on-the-job hazards that can cause an accident to leave a worker injured; however, the Boston Workers’ Compensation Lawyers explain one of the most common causes of such accidents is a worker coming into contact with objects or equipment on a job site. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that as much as 15 percent of all workplace fatalities in 2012 were the result of such incidents.
Earlier this week, a 59-year-old worker from Melrose, Massachusetts, was killed in an accident that occurred on the runway of Logan International Airport. According to an article published in The Boston Globe, the incident happened at approximately 7:30 p.m. this past Monday evening, near the northern cargo area of the facility.
Reports indicate the victim and a co-worker were performing duties in the area using a modified Ford F-350 pickup truck. As the pair were working though, the victim was run over when his co-worker put the vehicle in reverse. The impact of the collision claimed the victim’s life at the scene.
Investigations into the potential contributing factors to the crash are ongoing.
Jason Stone and his team of Boston Personal Injury Lawyers are aware of how difficult it can be to lose a loved one to an unforeseen work accident. That’s why the firm would like to send their sympathies to the family of the man who was killed in this most recent tragic accident.