Workplace accidents can happen suddenly, and depending on the kind of incident, they could impact many workers. Take, for example, this case discussed on May 4 in which two people have been killed.
In Illinois, a fire and explosion at AB Specialty Silicones, a chemical plant, has resulted in at least two deaths. Two additional workers are still missing and believed dead at this time. Crews had to suspend their search because of fears that the building was not structurally sound.
At the time of the explosion, there were nine employees working. It was around 9:30 p.m., and no one was aware of the cause of the explosion or fire. Of the nine, two declined treatment, four were hospitalized and three were still missing. One has since been recovered and found deceased.
Workplace accidents have the potential to be devastating to families
Looking at this horrific accident, it’s easy to see how a workplace accident can be extremely damaging to families. In some cases, those injured are able to receive treatment and survive. In other cases, family members are left in suspense, wondering if their loved ones will be found alive in the debris.
Filing a lawsuit or workers’ compensation claim can be possible, depending on the workers’ role as independent contractors or employees. It’s important for any family member or worker who goes through such a serious incident to receive the support needed.
Your attorney can help by working on your case while you focus on your recovery, or if your loved one has passed away, funeral details and time with your family.