A 50-year-old woman lost her life recently in an on-the-job accident after she was pinned beneath a slab that had fallen, according to a news report released recently by Fox 19 News.
The woman, who worked for a manufacturing company on Produce Road in the Watterson Park area, was trying to move a large piece of granite when the stone fell, pinning her beneath it. Her co-workers found her under the stone and called emergency services. Rescue workers rushed to the scene to release the worker, but they were unable to free her from the slab in time to save her life. According to the report from the county coroner’s office, the woman died of massive blunt force trauma injuries suffered in the accident.
Louisville Metro Police are investigating the incident, which they believe to be an accident. They have requested assistance in their investigation from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA regulations apply to nearly all Kentucky businesses and are intended to preserve the safety and health of workers in a wide range of industries.
Workplace accidents cause a wide range of injuries each year, especially in construction, manufacturing, and similar companies. Many of these injuries prove fatal. For more information regarding wrongful death accidents in Kentucky, visit https://www.thomaslawoffices.com/wrongful-death.html.