Norfolk, VA (October 17, 2020) – One person has lost their life in an accident on the job on Friday morning. Just after 11 a.m., on October 16, police, firefighters, and emergency crews responded to the site of a workplace accident at Naval Station Norfolk.
According to reports, a Navy Chief Petty Officer, who was assigned to the USS Jason Dunham, was struck by a forklift on Pier 15 at the Naval Station (NAVSTA) Norfolk. Emergency crews were requested immediately following the accident.
The Chief Petty Officer was critically injured in the incident. The victim was rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment. However, authorities pronounced the victim deceased.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation by local law enforcement officers.
Our team would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the victim who lost their lives in this incident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Workplace Accidents in Virginia
Each year, thousands of workers across the United States lose their lives while on the job. The construction industry, in particular, presents unique and unpredictable challenges to workers. While working on large structures over unstable grounds, there is a heightened chance of being involved in an accident. In many cases, construction site accidents are caused by slips, trips, falls, defective equipment, improper training, inadequate safety equipment, and due to the negligent and reckless actions of other parties at the scene. Regrettably, many families have a difficult time moving forward after losing a loved one unexpectedly.
Depending on the circumstances surrounding the accident, families may have legal venues that they are able to take to obtain compensation to help alleviate some of the financial burdens they face related to funerals, lost wages, and other costs they face moving forward. Although no amount of money can even alleviate the pain and suffering families are forced to endure, having the financial resources necessary to cover the financial burdens families face after an unexpected loss can help to reduce some of the stress you and your family are forced to endure. Working with a knowledgeable wrongful death attorney in the Virginia Beach area will ensure families are able to protect their legal rights and best interests.
Virginia personal injury attorney Ron Kramer of Virginia Beach Law Firm has extensive experience helping grieving families get the justice they deserve after losing a loved one in a work-related accident. Our team is available to explore the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s accident. We will go to the site of the accident to gather evidence, speak with witnesses, and identify all parties who should be held accountable for the wrongful death of your loved one. Our team stops at nothing to ensure our clients are in the best position possible to move forward after the unexpected and tragic loss of a loved one due to a workplace accident. Contact our Virginia personal injury law firm at (757) 802-4662 to schedule a free case evaluation at your earliest convenience to explore legal options available for you.
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