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Young man dies in crane accident at Jefferson Energy Terminal

Safety procedures are a must when people are working around heavy equipment, dangerous substances and other hazards. All of the established safety procedures that companies institute or are supposed to institute are meant to protect employees. It doesn't matter if the employees are actual employees or contract employees, the safety procedures are meant to protect them all.

A recent accident at the Jefferson Energy Terminal shows how important proper safety procedures are. The accident claimed the life of a young man who graduated from West Brook High School in 2013. The incident is said to have involved a crane.

A spokesperson for Jefferson Energy Company noted that workers from Trans-Global load crude oil onto barges from drums. A spokesperson for Trans-Global noted that the man worked for Trans-Global. He said several of the man's family members work for the company as well. The 20-year-old man who died was a contract employee.

The man's family remember him as a person was always smiling, loved to make people laugh and loved football. Now, their ray of sunshine is gone and they have to deal with his final arrangements.

The fatal accident was reported to Occupational Safety and Health Administration and an investigation is ongoing. That, however, probably doesn't give much comfort to the grieving family.

Anyone who has lost a loved one in a workplace accident can empathize with the pain this family is going through. Seeking compensation for the loss of your loved one might help you to cover some of the financial aspects of his or her final arrangements. Knowing how to seek compensation is the first step in getting the compensation you need.

Source: KFDM News, "West Brook H.S. Graduate Dies In Work Accident," June 29, 2015

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