June 10, 2013
An on-the-job Norfolk Auto Accident was responsible for claiming the life of a 52-year-old man last week. Reports indicate the accident happened at around 1:00 p.m. on the afternoon of Sunday, June 2, at a grocery distribution warehouse located on Kingwood Avenue in Norfolk, Virginia.
According to an article released by WAVY 10 News, the victim was an employee of the facility who was working near a loading dock on the day of the accident. When a vehicle hauling a trailer attempted to back up to the facility’s dock neither the driver or the worker recognized one another and the trailer of the vehicle struck the victim.
The victim was rushed to a local hospital, but died shortly after arrival. An investigation into the incident is ongoing.
The accident highlights the dangers vehicles in the workplace can present to employees. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that 41 percent of all workplace fatalities that occurred in 2011 were the result of transportation accidents. And the transportation and warehousing industry alone that year saw a total of 733 employee deaths.
The Norfolk Personal Injury Lawyers with Lowell “The Hammer” Stanley are aware of the risks workers in numerous industries face daily when it comes to motor vehicle collisions. That is why the firm would like to send their deepest condolences to the family of the victim involved in this tragedy.