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Forklift operator in Nevada killed in worksite accident

It may seem like Nevada's construction industry is thriving these days. Apartment complexes, homes, retail establishments, offices and factories are just some of the structures being built all around the state. It can be lucrative work, but it can also be dangerous work, as one recent incident shows.

A construction worker recently lost his life while on the job at a construction site in Las Vegas. The workers at this site were erecting apartment buildings at the intersection of Sunset Road and Grand Canyon Drive. The victim was operating a forklift when the fatal incident occurred. According to a worker for another employer at the worksite, approximately 200 people would be working at the worksite on any given day. He stated he did not know whether any other accidents took place there. No further details on how the accident occurred were reported.

When a person leaves their home in the morning to go to work, they usually do not expect they will never return. Unfortunately, in some cases, people are killed on the job. When that happens, it is an emotional blow to the victim's survivors who must learn to cope without their loved one in their lives.

What people may not initially expect, however, is that an unexpected workplace death will also deal a financial blow to the victim's survivors. There may be medical expenses incurred before death, as well as funeral and burial costs. Moreover, they are left without the income and the companionship their loved one provided.

Therefore, when a person loses their life on the job, that person's survivors may want to determine if they have any legal recourse. Depending on the situation, they may be able to pursue death benefits through the Nevada workers' compensation system. These funds can go a long way to helping the victim's survivors deal with the financial aftermath of their loved one's death.

Source: Las Vegas Patch, "Man Killed At Las Vegas Construction Site Monday Morning," Lucas Thomas, March 26, 2018

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