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Posted on August 16, 2012 by

Worker Dies from Injuries Suffered in a Fall at the Alton ConAgra Plant

The St. Louis Post Dispatch has reported that a worker at the ConAgra plant in Alton, Missouri has died from injuries suffered at the plant after falling from a lift that was moving between floors.

The company is conducting an internal investigation and OSHA will also be looking into the incident. OSHA has six months to begin the investigation so it is not known how quickly they will be able to conclude.

The most common types of workplace injuries reported in the U.S. are:

  • Overexertion
  • Transportation accidents
  • Struck by object or equipment
  • Assaults and violent crimes
  • Falls on level surfaces
  • Falls from heights
  • Exposure to harmful or toxic substances
  • Fires and explosions
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Repetitive motion injuries / carpal tunnel

If you have been injured in a work-related accident, you need to contact the St. Louis work injury attorneys at Hoffman & Gelfman to answer the questions you have, assist you in obtaining the necessary medical treatment and insure you are receiving all of the benefits your are entitled to.  Even if you have already filed a workers’ compensation claim, there are certain situations where you may also have rights to received compensation other than  workers’ compensation. Call us today toll free (866) 298-1020 today to discuss your case with an experienced St. Louis workers’ compensation attorney.