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Posted on September 6, 2012 by

St. Charles City Reports Worker Dies at Sewer Facility

A worker for an outside contractor was found dead August 28, 2012 at a sewer facility on Highway 94 in St. Charles City.  According to reports he likely died sometime early in the afternoon. His foreman had called officials around noon after he did not respond to calls after having gone underground around 11 AM. It is not known what has caused this unfortunate incident but the presence of hazardous air had been detected by a monitor, which may have contributed to the problem.

The area the man was working approximately 30 feet underground. The monitor may or may not have indicated a problem until after he was already in the potentially dangerous area. The employer has given no comment as of this time.

The work in the construction and maintenance trades can often be hazardous and proper precautions must be taken at all times. A person who has been injured or had a loved one taken from them due to an industrial accident should contact the personal injury experts at Hoffman & Gelfman immediately.  We have successfully settled wrongful death and catastrophic injury claims like the one mentioned above for over 50 years.  Visit our website today to contact one of our professionals and find out how we can help in your personal injury claim.