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Workplace accident claims life of TV production assistant

New York is often used as a background in the entertainment industry. This means there will be filming of television programs and feature films. Many of these are prominent with well-known stars who are on location. Many behind-the-scenes workers are needed for these productions. Some of these workers are put in harm's way due to the requirements of the job. They can be working in the early morning hours, use heavy equipment, and take part in risky activities. This can lead to workplace accidents that result in injuries and death. After there has been this type of work accident, those who were impacted must remember their right to seek workers' compensation and for a family to receive death benefits.

A production assistant for the drama series "Power" died when he was hit by a vehicle as he prepared for the day's filming. The man, 63, was putting traffic cones on the street in preparation for the day. It was around 4 a.m. A 2006 Ford Explorer that was being driven by another worker on the show crashed into him. The driver, 64, stayed at the scene. The injured man was taken for treatment but was declared dead at the hospital. The investigation into the accident is ongoing and the production was shut down for the day.

After a fatal workplace accident, a surviving family will likely be in shock over the unexpected incident. There are some jobs that are known to be dangerous, but even families of people in those occupations are not expecting to receive a call that their loved one died. For those in jobs that could be considered relatively safe, it is even more stunning. Workers' compensation death benefits are important as they can help a family with their finances on a weekly basis or in a lump sum. There can also be payments for funeral costs. Often, an employer might try to offer a lower settlement to avoid the higher payout and the possibility of a legal filing. Those who are in this situation should remember to consult with a legal professional.

As the investigation continues, this man's family must make certain they are protected. A law firm that specializes in helping people who have lost a loved one in a workplace accident should be called immediately to take the next step in being fully compensated during this troublesome time.

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