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Industrial worker killed by Freightliner in Maryland


Working with large vehicles, such as Freightliners, can be dangerous. These vehicles weighing tens of thousands of pounds take careful handling and maintenance. While usually one thinks of a motor vehicle accident as a reason a person is killed by a semi-truck, as recent one incident in Maryland shows, semi-trucks can also cause fatal industrial accidents.


In what is being deemed an industrial accident, a man who worked for a transportation and poultry handling company was killed recently when he got caught underneath a semi-truck in Caroline County, Maryland, and died. A second man was behind the wheel of the 1998 Freightliner when the accident occurred. When the man drove the truck forward, the victim, who was trapped underneath the back tires of the vehicle, was killed. He died at the scene of the incident.

When a person dies in an industrial or other work-related accident, their loved ones are left to pick up the pieces of their broken hearts and move forward. However, this can be financially difficult. When this happens, the victim's loved ones may choose to pursue death benefits through the workers' compensation system. By obtaining such benefits, the victim's loved ones will be able to get back on their feet financially.

However, navigating the workers' compensation system is not always easy. Certain forms need to be filled out by certain deadlines, and when one is drowning in a sea of grief, properly completing these steps can be difficult. However, no one has to face this system alone. There are professionals available to help a victim's loved ones work through the workers' compensation system. By working with these professionals, the victim's loved ones can explore all their options for compensation.

Source: DelawareOnline.com, "Sussex man killed in Md. trucking accident," Robin Brown, Aug. 5, 2014

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