An industrial worker was killed on Monday when he was fatally struck by a 12,000-pound steel beam that fell on him at Boston Bridge & Steel Inc., an East Boston plant. The victim, 46-year-old Marco Antonio Huezo Mancea, leaves behind a wife and three children in El Salvador.
According to a Boston Fire Department spokesman, Mancea became trapped when a “large piece” moved onto him. A preliminary probe into the East Boston industrial accident determined that foul play was not a factor. (At the time of the tragic incident, three workers were with Mancea.)
This is the second Boston industrial worker fatality in less than a week. Last Thursday, a 37-year-old construction worker died from injuries he sustained in a Massachusetts work accident involving a scissor lift.
Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation
If you are the dependent or spouse of a worker that died in a Boston work accident you may be eligible for Massachusetts workers’ compensation death benefits. Almost all workers have this coverage regardless of the number of hours they work/week, whether they were paid “under the table,” or if they were immigrant workers who did not have “papers” to live/work in the US. (Self-employed workers, however, are only covered if they took out their own insurance.
That said, sometimes an employer may try to deny your workers’ compensation death benefits claim, which is why you should consider retaining the services of an experienced Boston workers’ compensation law firm. Having a lawyer on your side can help you receive all of the benefits you are owed and in a timely manner.
At Altman & Altman, LLP, our Massachusetts workers’ compensation lawyers know how hard it is to lose a loved one. We are here to help families obtain their death benefits as they get through this this heartbreaking time in their lives.
Boston industrial accidents can lead to catastrophic injuries in addition to fatalities. Injured industrial workers may be eligible to receive Massachusetts work injury benefits.
Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation Death Benefits, Mass.gov (PDF)
Man killed in industrial accident in East Boston, Boston.com, December 9, 2013
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