A third man has died from injuries he suffered in the TECO Big Bend Power Plant accident last week.
The 21-year-old died on Wednesday. He was a contractor who worked for BRACE Industrial Group.
This man was one of the six workers involved in the accident at TECO Big Bend Power plant.
Officials said molten hot slag rushed out of a coal stack, spewing onto the victims.
Two of the men in that accident died immediately.
Three other people remain in the hospital from the accident.
The families of workers who are killed in an accident while on the job may be entitled to financial compensation on their loved one’s behalf under the Worker’s Compensation Act. When an employee dies from a work injury or an occupational disease, the Worker’s Compensation Act provides benefits to cover wage loss, medical expenses, and some burial expenses to dependent spouses and children.
Worker’s compensation claims can be complex cases. Our Florida Worker’s Compensation Claims Lawyers at Whittel & Melton can make sure you know what you can expect from your claim. We seek a full and fair settlement in every case we handle, but we always prepare for trial to make sure you are not stuck with a lowball settlement that won’t cover all of your expenses.
If your loved one has been unexpectedly taken from you in accident caused by the careless or wrongful actions of others in the workplace, call us today at 866-608-5529 or contact us online for a free consultation.