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South Carolina workers' compensation for fatally injured?

Construction and industrial employment can be dangerous and even fatal. Working with large machinery and the possible exposure to toxic chemicals can lead to injury while on the job. South Carolina employees who find themselves hurt while working and families who have lost a loved one who has been fatally hurt while on the job have access to workers' compensation benefits. These benefits can help families bridge the financial gap that losing the ability to work can create.

Authorities received the call for assistance on June 22 around 3:35 p.m. Two employees of a family owned meat packing facility became unresponsive and fell into a sewer pit while working. A 40-year-old male employee was pronounced dead at the scene. His cousin was airlifted to a local hospital and is reported to be in critical condition.

An autopsy report following the incident reports death due to asphyxia as the cause. Bloodwork indicated a toxic amount of hydrogen sulfide gas present at the time of death. Even though the incident has been ruled as an accident, authorities and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration continue their investigation.

Injuries suffered while on the job can leave a family in a financial tight spot. Employees who find themselves in this predicament have the right to seek benefits from the workers' compensation insurance program. Should an employee be fatally injured while on the job, surviving dependents are eligible for benefits also. South Carolina residents can seek the aid of a knowledgeable workers' compensation attorney for help with the claims process.

Source: wane.com, "1 dead, 1 hurt in workplace accident at family business", June 21, 2017

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