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Worker Killed by 700-Pound Granite Slab

Posted By Injury Attorney || 14-Aug-2010

A worker at a stone fabrication shop was killed after being crushed by a 700-pound slab of granite while moving the stone to a storage rack.

The accident occurred on a recent Saturday afternoon, while the victim and a co-worker were moving stone slabs into the warehouse from an outdoor storage area. The 49-year-old victim acted as a spotter while the co-worker operated a forklift.

The accident occurred when the special lifting device called a jib-boom, which pushed against the A-frame, toppling three 700 pound slabs toward the worker. The worker tried to move out of the way, but was caught between the falling slabs and the neighboring A-frame behind him.

Fellow workers immediately lifted the slabs off of him, but it was apparent that he had died instantly, reports say. Emergency services arrived and transported him to the county medical examiner's office where he was pronounced dead from crushing head injuries.

Deaths under such circumstances are tragic. And experts in dealing with situations similar to this are helpful in giving direction to families of victims. The Doan Law Firm P.C., led by Houston personal injury attorney Jimmy Doan, has extensive experience in personal injury and wrongful death accidents and can assist any family suffering loss or injury. Contact The Doan Law Firm, P.C., today.

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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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