Posted on March 1, 2018
On Wednesday afternoon, Pennsylvania State Police was called to the scene of an accident at Mellott Manufacturing when a young man was killed. The 19-year-old’s name was released today as Cameron Allen Funk. When a piece of machinery fell on him, Cameron Allen Funk was killed due to death blunt force head injuries. His death was ruled as accidental.
As of right now, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating exactly how the accident occurred. Mellott Manufacturing has been in business since the 60s and is family-run, producing logs and equipment for lumber handling. In the past, the company has had no prior inspection history. In less than a month, there have officially been 3 deadly accidents within Franklin County in industrial sites.
After the death of a loved one, bringing a lawsuit may not be the first thing on your mind. No lawsuit will be able to bring your loved one back, but it can help when you are suffering both financially and emotionally with the rest of your family. In a wrongful death action, the family of a loved one will show that the worker died to negligence, the worker had close family members, and that losses were suffered. When workers’ compensation laws are in place at the particular workplace, you may find that your damages are limited.
In these cases, you may be able to bring a case for aspects like loss of companionship after the loss of your loved one, loss of income, medical expenses, and funeral-related expenses. When a loved one has been killed in an unfortunate work accident, you may wonder how you can recover during this difficult time. Luckily, we are here for you in your time of need. Our sympathies go out to the family of Cameron Allen Funk at this time. At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, we can help you in your time of need. Call us today at 888-208-1810.