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Ironworker’s Family Sues For Wrongful Death

Ironworker’s Family Sues For Wrongful Death

An ironworker's family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the company they say contributed to their ironworker son's death last month.

While working on a construction project at a water reclamation plant, Jose Meza, an ironworker employed by Industrial Fence, Inc., when his body harness reportedly snagged on a piece of heavy equipment and he was crushed by the machinery.

Meza's family reportedly sued the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, New Holland North America Inc.- the manufacturer of the skid steer loader machinery that reportedly caused Meza's death, and F.H. Paschen, S.N. Nielson/IHC Construction. Although details of the allegations were mostly withheld, the Meza family is reportedly seeking an excess of $50,000 in compensatory damages.

As one of the most hazardous jobs in America, ironworkers are often injured or killed on the job. Most seasoned workers know how dangerous their careers can be. But when negligence is a factor, danger on the job goes up dramatically - often with devastating consequences.

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in what you feel was an accident caused by negligence, there is help. The Doan Law Firm, P.C. has extensive understanding of work-related injury and death litigation. For more information, contact The Doan Law Firm, P.C. today.
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