A worker died at plant cited for safety violations.
This is a baffling wrongful death case, in which a 41-year-old man fell to his death while cleaning a running meat blender.
The equipment had an emergency switch; a co-worker rushed to turn the machine off, but the accident proved fatal. The autopsy indicated he died of blunt-force trauma and chopping wounds.
The Interstate Meat Distributors plant in Oregon had, just prior to this man’s death, been cited for serious safety violations relating to some of the equipment in the plant. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) indicated that safety at Interstate Meat was lax.
As a result of this fatal accident, the OSHA launched an investigation into the overall operation of the plant and the circumstances surrounding the worker’s wrongful death. OSHA officials suggested to the media that until the investigation was completed, they did not know for sure if there was a direct link between safety violations and the man’s death.
Plant management offered to fully cooperate with all investigations while continuing to operate the business. The results of any inquiries into the death will not bring the man back, and his family may wish to file a wrongful death lawsuit. On the face of the evidence relating to the lack of proper safety procedures, a wrongful death attorney could take the matter to settlement or court.
In the meantime, the family faces financial needs relating to their loved one’s sudden death. The best solution for them to pay all the bills would be to apply for litigation funding. It is easily applied for by going online or calling a lawsuit loan company.
Pre-settlement funding is a cash advance given to approved plaintiffs before their case is settled or goes to court. They may do what they wish with the money, but are encouraged to pay their bills and all expenses relating to a funeral and burial for their loved one. The remainder of the lawsuit loan can stay tucked in the bank while the plaintiffs take time to heal while waiting for justice.