Posted On: January 20, 2012 by Breyer Law Offices

Man Killed By Granite Slab in Tempe Work Accident

As Tempe work accident lawyers, we were saddened to hear that a man was killed at work at the Stone Burg Marble and Granite company on December 22 while working with granite slabs, according to a news report in Fox 10. According to reports, the accident happened around 3 p.m. when the man was either loading or unloading granite slabs. One fell on him and crushed him and he was pronounced dead on the scene. The warehouse where he was working is located near Elliot and Kyrene. This is a tragic workplace accident.

Causes of This Tempe Work Accident

As work accident attorneys, we often see incidents that occur because proper safety procedures are not implemented in the workplace, including safety systems that keep heavy items from falling on employees. It may also be that another person working with him was at fault for this accident. Many times, companies have third party contractors working with their employees. It may be that a third party contractor was in part responsible for this man's fatal injuries.

United States Work Accident Statistics

There are more than 12 people killed in fatal work accidents every day in the United States, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). In 2010, 4,547 were killed in work accidents. Most fatal work accidents were attributed to falls, electrocutions, people struck by objects, and people crushed between objects.

Contact a Tempe Wrongful Death Attorney

An experienced Arizona construction injury lawyer can investigate this case to determine exactly what happened, including talking to other employees, studying any warehouse footage that might have recorded the accident, inspecting loading and unloading equipment, and more. Businesses have a responsibility to protect their workers from fatal work accidents like this one. The Husband and Wife Law Team at Breyer Law Offices, P.C. represents families who have lost loved ones in work accidents. We work to obtain settlements from the at-fault parties to cover funeral expenses, lost wages, and more. Work place accidents many times have shorter statute of limitations than other types of personal injury claims. Contact us for a free consultation today.