A worker at the Home Furniture Distribution Center in Lafayette was killed after he was struck by a piece of heavy equipment. The man was standing on a loading platform when the equipment fell on him, causing major injuries. He was transported to the Lafayette General Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at the scene. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), this is the twenty-first death resulting from a workplace accident this year and the third to occur in the Lafayette area. An investigation of the accident is underway.
Employers are obligated to maintain a safe working environment to prevent injuries or deaths from occurring in the workplace. This includes making sure that equipment is safe and secure, employees are properly trained, and hazard-free work conditions are maintained at every hour of the day. These safety standards are heightened when the work environment involves the constant use of heavy equipment or machinery. An employer’s negligence to preserve safe working conditions could lead to liability for damages resulting from a workplace accident. If you have suffered an injury in the workplace, you should immediately consult with a skilled personal injury attorney who can adequately assess your situation and protect your rights.
At Broussard, David & Moroux, our personal injury attorneys have the skills and courtroom experience necessary to take your claims to court and fight for the just compensation that you deserve. If you or a loved one was hurt in a workplace accident, contact the attorneys at Broussard, David & Moroux to discuss your legal rights at (337) 233-2323 (local) or (888) 337-2323 (toll-free).