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Worker dies from complications of workplace injuries

A worker who was injured at an out-of-state airport has reportedly died of his injuries, according to news sources. Iowa workers will no doubt commiserate with the family of the man who suffered workplace injuries after a fall that eventually led to his death. Thankfully there are financial supports in place to help the family in their time of loss and bereavement. 

Officials have reported that the man, a 54-year-old ironworker, was critically injured on July 10 after he fell some 40 feet while working on a parking garage under construction. The man had been practicing his trade for 30 years, suggesting he was used to working in the conditions he encountered on the job site. Even more troubling, sources have indicated he is the second worker to be killed on the job at the same site in the past six weeks. 

While it was not explicitly stated in the report, standard procedure requires that OSHA be contacted when an accident of this nature takes place. At this point that organization, along with local rescue and law enforcement, will conduct a more thorough investigation into the job site and the particulars of the accident. With luck, whatever caused the accident will not be repeated in the future. 

Construction workers face a dangerous job daily. Workplace injuries are commonplace, and death can be an unfortunate byproduct of those injuries as Iowa workers can attest. However, even in the most tragic of circumstances, state-sponsored workers' compensation packages will be made available to the grieving family to help with their final arrangements and loss of wages during their mourning period. 

Source: wsfb.com, "CT construction worker injured at Boston airport dies", July 27, 2015

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