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Employee dies in workplace accident at New York propane company

The reconstruction unit and the motor carrier unit of the New York State Police, along with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently responded after receiving an emergency call. The caller reported a workplace accident that took place at a propane company in Calverton. Paramedics also rushed to the scene.

An incident report that was prepared by the local police indicates that the accident occurred shortly after 1 p.m. on a recent Tuesday. Reportedly, a 43-year-old employee who was the operator of a tank truck that belongs to the propane company accidentally knocked down a co-worker. Paramedics rendered aid to the 35-year-old employee who was struck.

Sadly, they could not save his life, and the victim's death was declared at the accident scene. The multi-agency investigation is ongoing. Authorities say no charges were filed against the truck driver, and police do not suspect any criminal intent in his actions.

Whenever such a tragic workplace accident occurs, it is naturally traumatic for the surviving family members of the deceased worker. While dealing with their grief, they will also face the unanticipated financial consequences of their loved one's death. The workers' compensation insurance system is there to provide financial relief, and a New York attorney who is experienced in the navigation of benefits claims can provide guidance and support to obtain compensation for the expenses of a funeral and burial. Furthermore, he or she can work on securing survivors' benefits, which will cover a portion of lost wages to help covered dependents cope with day-to-day living expenses.

Source: North Fork, NY Patch, "Man Dies After Being Struck By Propane Truck", Lisa Finn, Nov. 28, 2017

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