Jackson, MS (January 12, 2022) – At 5:45 p.m. on Tuesday evening, January 11, a man was killed in a fatal construction accident in Jackson.
According to Hinds County officials, the incident took place at Stonewall and Livingston Road at the Village of Livingston workplace. A worker identified as 33-year-old Matthew Miller was digging when he suddenly became trapped approximately 20 feet below ground. There were two other workers on scene at the time of the accident.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were immediately dispatched to the scene to help those in need. Miller was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries caused by the fall. It is not known if anyone else was injured in the accident.
The area was blocked for an extended period of time as police worked to clear the scene.
The investigation into the circumstances of the accident remains ongoing.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Workplace Accidents in Mississippi
Though workplace accidents do not happen as commonly as other accidents in Mississippi, they sometimes lead to traumatic and even fatal harm. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 59 people lost their lives in Mississippi workplace accidents in 2019. Some of the most common types of workplace accidents include the following:
- Slips and falls
- Being struck by a falling object
- Repetitive strain injury
- Cuts and lacerations
- Electric shock
- Toxic fume inhalation
It is never easy to face the aftermath of a workplace accident. This is especially true if you are a family member who has suddenly lost a loved one in one of these accidents. If you and your family have sustained these immense losses, you have options. It is imperative that you speak with an attorney who has your best interests in mind.
The loss of a loved one taken too soon by a workplace accident can affect your life in many ways. Workplaces are supposed to take special precautions so that workers are kept safe from harm at all times. However, this does not always happen and fatal accidents continue to happen in Mississippi every year. As you are grieving the loss of a loved one taken too soon by an accident, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that pile up. If you have suffered such immense losses, you should speak with a skilled Jackson wrongful death lawyer in your time of need.
Jackson Wrongful Death Attorneys
Our experienced and compassionate attorneys at MW Law Firm – Mama Justice are here to help you after a fatal workplace accident. We believe that you have many rights and options under Mississippi accident law. Our attorneys will assist you along the often problematic path toward compensation for a wide array of financial damages, including the following:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of income
- Loss of companionship
- Funeral and burial costs
- Pain and suffering
Losing a loved one in a workplace accident can turn your life upside-down. We will stand by your side every step of the way after one of these accidents. Please contact an accident attorney in Jackson at (888) 484-1476 for more information on how we can assist you at this time.
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Disclaimer: We, at MW Law Firm – Mama Justice, have worked hard to become valued members of the Northern Mississippi business community. We write these posts to bring awareness to the dangers of driving in hopes that our fellow community members will use an abundance of caution when operating a motor vehicle. The information in this post is not intended to be medical or legal advice. The photographs pictures used in this post are not taken at the actual accident scene.