Ohio Mining Accident Injuries Claim Worker’s Life

by | December 11th, 2013

December 11, 2013

Each year, hundreds of thousands of workers are injured in on-the-job accidents; however, those who work in the mining and extraction industries are at an especially high risk of being injured or killed while working. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the industry had the second-highest fatality rate in the nation last year, with 15.6 workers per 100,000 dying in workplace accidents.

The Ohio Workers Compensation Lawyers with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy explain a 32-year-old Ohio man was killed last month as the result of a mining accident. Reports indicate the incident occurred Saturday, November 23, at The Century Mine located in southern Ohio.

According to an article published by the International Committee of the Fourth International, the victim was operating a piece of machinery used to cut into the wall of the mine. In doing so, the victim accidentally severed a hydraulic hose, which caused pressurized fluid to erupt from the line and strike the worker. The impact of the fluid left the worker with serious injuries that claimed his life a short time later.

Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy and their team of Ohio Personal Injury Lawyers recognize how difficult it can be to lose a loved one to a work-related accident. That is why the firm would like to send their deepest condolences to the family of the victim.