Sergio Escobar Died In Fatal Workplace Accident After Being Hit By A Piece Of Exploding Metal Drum
HAUPPAUGE, NEW YORK (April 8, 2018) – A 59-year-old worker from Brentwood was tragically killed in an industrial accident at Bactolac Pharmaceutical after a metal drum that he was cutting suddenly exploded.
Authorities have been able to identify the man that died in the accident as Sergio Escobar. The victim was cutting a metal drum with a grinder around 11:45 a.m. when it suddenly exploded.
Firefighters and paramedics rushed to the scene of the accident in order to treat Sergio Escobar for his injures. He was transported to the Southside Hospital in Bay Shore and later pronounced dead.
Officials at OSHA were dispatched to Bactolac Pharmaceutical in order to investigate the explosion.
LIABILITY IN WORKPLACE ACCIDENTS
When a worker is injured or killed in New York they or their family will typically be able to file for workers compensation in order to help with lost wages. In addition to worker’s compensation, there may also be third party liability in workplace accidents. Third party liability may arise if an entity separate from a worker’s employer is responsible for an accident. For example, if the manufacturer of a metal drum fails to warn about the dangers of handling the drum this may impose liability on the manufacturer. Companies have a responsibility to warn about the dangers of their products when those dangers are not immediately obvious.
Our staff at Lipsig Lawyers were deeply saddened to learn about the tragic workplace accident that killed Sergio Escobar. We extend our thoughts and prayers to the victims family as they continue to grieve such an incredible loss. Worker safety should always be the number one priority for every company. A company demonstrates that it values and cares for its workers by taking the necessary steps to help keep them safe. We encourage anyone that may have seen what happened to reach out to investigators at OSHA as they work.
If you or someone that you love has been injured or killed in a workplace accident, you may have legal recourse. Our team of highly experienced personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. Whether you’re 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.