Michael Harding Dead After Fatal Accident Involving Tandem Tractor Trailer Rig at Maines Food and Paper Distribution Center
CONKLIN, NEW YORK (April 11, 2018) – A 74-year-old man was tragically killed in a workplace accident after he was run over by a tandem tractor trailer truck at the Maines Food and Paper Distribution Center.
Conklin police have been able to identify the man that died as Michael Harding. The victim was found in the loading dock of the facility.
Michael Harding was in between his tractor trailer and a tandem rig that was being parked in the yard. The victim was apparently hit by a truck after falling from one of the vehicles.
It was raining at the time of the fatal truck accident, but it remains unclear if that was a factor. An investigation at the Maines Food and Paper Distribution Center remains ongoing at this time.
WORKER’S COMPENSATION AND THIRD PARTY LIABILITY
When a worker is injured or killed in New York they or their family will typically be able to file a claim for worker’s compensation. In addition to worker’s compensation, the victim of an accident may be able to file a third party liability claim against any other entities responsible for the accident separate from their employer. Loading docs often have workers from numerous companies that come to pick up their shipments. It’s usually beneficial to make sure that these types of accidents are investigated thoroughly for potential third party liability.
Our staff at Lipsig Lawyers were saddened to read about the fatal truck accident that killed Michael Harding at the Maines Food and Paper Distribution Center. We extend our thoughts and prayers to the victim’s family as they are going through such an incredibly difficult time. Workplace safety must always be the first priority for every company. We encourage anyone that may have knowledge about what happened to reach out to investigators at OSHA for the sake of all of those that have been affected.
If you or someone that you love has been injured in truck accident at a loading dock you may have legal recourse. Our team of experienced and compassionate personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. Whether you are looking for answers after an accident, need a police report or just have questions about your rights, you’re always welcome to reach out to us if you need help (646) 846-4496.