Lake City, GA (March 22, 2023) – A woman was killed in a workplace accident involving a forklift at a business in Lake City on Wednesday morning, March 22.
According to Clayton County Police Department officials, the accident happened at a business location on Rex Road. Police confirmed that a female worker was digging through some items at a gate in the business when the gate suddenly opened. Before she was able to get out of the way, a worker on a forklift carrying a vehicle came through the gate, striking her and running her over. The forklift driver stopped and got out of the vehicle, as they never even saw the woman until it was too late.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were dispatched to the scene. The woman, who was only identified as an adult female worker, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries. Nobody else was hurt in the accident, though police said that the forklift driver was distraught over the event.
The area was blocked off for an extended period of time following the accident.
No further details have been released. The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues.
We would like to offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victim whose life was taken in this accident.
Fatal Workplace Accidents in Georgia
Workplaces are supposed to be some of the safest places in Georgia. Workers are supposed to be able to go to a day of work without being hurt or killed. Employees and employers are supposed to work together to make sure that workers are kept safe from harm. In the blink of an eye, your life could be turned upside-down due to a workplace accident. In 2020, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in Georgia estimated that 193 people were killed in workplace accidents. If you have lost somebody you love in a workplace accident, it is important that you speak with an attorney that you can trust.
The aftermath of a workplace accident can affect your life in many ways, especially if you have lost a loved one. Families often wonder where they can turn after a loved one has been taken from them. As you grieve such immense losses, you may wonder how a workplace is able to be held liable for the harm that they have caused your family. Luckily, you have many options moving forward with a complex claim. Speaking with a Lake City wrongful death attorney can ensure that your rights are being protected during these challenging times.
At Kenneth S. Nugent, PC, our attorneys have aggressively fought to protect the rights of those who have lost loved ones in workplace accidents over the years. We understand how devastating a fatal workplace accident can be and offer our help and resources to you along the way. We can help you deal with the insurance company and work toward compensation for an array of aspects. These include some of the following:
- Medical expenses
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Lost income and loss of future income
- Pain and suffering
Please contact a wrongful death attorney in Lake City at (888) 579-1790 to find out what we can do for you.
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Disclaimer: At Kenneth S. Nugent, PC Attorneys at Law, we are always looking to improve the quality and safety of our state and have been saddened by the outcome of many accidents across Georgia. We hope to inform those in our community about these accidents in the hopes that they will work to avoid serious Georgia accidents in the future. These posts are not to be taken as a solicitation for business. The information within should never be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We hope that all involved in these accidents will receive a speedy recovery.
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