A 33-year-old man was killed recently after the six-ton Ingersoll Rand roller he was operating fell off an embankment at a Union County construction site. According to a news report in The Star-Ledger, the fatal accident occurred on a path off East Coast Greenway near Union and Kenilworth. The man was attempting to flatten a pathway with the large machine when it fell off the embankment. Fellow employees found the 33-year-old father of two after the fatal crash. It is unclear if he was wearing a seatbelt.
Construction and road work continue to be two of the most dangerous occupations in the United States. New Jersey construction workers are in constant danger of machinery malfunctions, dangerous worksite incidents, and accidents caused by defective products. Employers are required to provide proper supervision and training. They are also required to ensure that a worksite is safe for their employees.
Workers’ compensation benefits in New Jersey help injures employees and the families of workers who have been injured or killed on a jobsite. Compensation may be available for losses such as medical costs, funeral expenses and lost future wages. Additional compensation may be available when the accident was caused by negligence or recklessness. An experienced attorney can help a family understand their legal rights and options in such cases.
The skilled New Jersey construction accident lawyers at Lependorf & Silverstein offer free consultations to anyone who has lost a loved one in a worksite accident in New Jersey. We will work diligently to ensure that you receive full and just compensation for your injuries, damages, and losses. Call us today at 609-240-0040 for a free consultation and comprehensive case evaluation.