OSHA Probes Death of Worker at Lyons Shipyard in Norfolk, VA
Every year a handful of fatal industrial accidents are reported in Hampton Roads. I was saddened to read about the death of a worker at a shipyard in Norfolk with just hours left in 2013.
The Virginian-Pilot reported on how a male worker died in an accident at Lyons Shipyard in Norfolk on Dec. 31. The incident took place as workers moved heavy equipment from a barge. The victim was struck by a heavy piece of equipment, according to Angelo Costa of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in Norfolk.
OSHA is investigating the incident. Lyons Shipyard is at 1818 Brown Avenue in Norfolk.
My thoughts are with the family of this worker who died in tragic circumstances. When a worker dies in an industrial accident in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Hampton or elsewhere, somebody else is normally to blame.
There have been a number of fatal industrial accidents over the past 12 months including:
- A construction worker killed in York County, VA
- A man killed on a construction site in Virginia Beach
A report by WAVY.com highlighted previous safety violations against the construction company involved with the site in Virginia Beach.
Employers and those who run construction sites, shipyards or any other industrial premises, have a duty of care toward their employees. When a worker is killed due to the negligence of another party, their family often has grounds to file a wrongful death case against the employer.
Although taking legal action may be the last thing a family thinks of at the time of the loss of a loved one, often the death will often cause severe financial stress for the family members left behind. Our Norfolk industrial accident attorneys have decades of experience in wrongful death claims. Our website details what you can claim in a wrongful death suit in Virginia.
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