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Canadian Teen Dies in Asphalt Accident

Canadian Teen Dies in Asphalt Accident

An underage teenage asphalt worker was killed as a load of hot asphalt slid from a truck and buried him in a mound of hot tar and asphalt last month in Canada.

After the accident, it took about 15 minutes to get the teen out, who was pronounced dead at the scene. Royal Canadian Mounted Police said they had identified the boy but were not releasing his name immediately at the request of his family.

Manitoba workplace health and safety officials were trying to figure out how the workplace accident occurred and would not comment on any investigation.

Manitoba's Employment Standards Code bars people younger than 16 from working on construction sites, as well as other industrial locations where there are drilling rigs and scaffolding. The RCMP didn't say whether charges would be filed.

The Doan Law Firm, P.C., led by Houston personal injury attorney Jimmy Doan, has extensive experience in work-related fatalities and can help in any litigation attempts for compensation. If you or a loved one has been involved in an incident of this nature, contact The Doan Law Firm, P.C. today.


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  1. After an accident, the responsible party's insurance company may try to reduce the claim amount. Commonly, insurance adjusters are trained to get information from the injured to assist in reducing the claim. Though some insurers are less guilty of this practice than others, it is important to realize that insurance companies are profit-oriented corporations and reducing claims results in increased profits for shareholders. This can create a situation for the injured in which they are offered a settlement that does not truly reflect the damages suffered. If you accept this settlement, you lose the ability to get more money should your injuries require further medical treatments. It is critical that victims get legal assistance in any personal injury case, and The Doan Law Firm is prepared to fight relentlessly for your rights.
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