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Helicopter worker dies, employer defense may be needed

Employers already have a challenging time with everything that has to do with managing a business in California. However, being an employer becomes even more challenging the the face of a workplace accident. Not only does this come with the potential of an injured worker claim, it can also result in an employer being cited for safety violations. In these cases, a company may want to consider taking legal action in order to implement an employer defense strategy.

One company may be facing this situation after one worker died in a workplace incident recently. The worker had been killed while working on a helicopter one morning in early June. The man was performing maintenance on the helicopter when he died in the fatal accident. The worker was 51 years old, according to the latest reports released to the public by authorities.

The man had apparently been working on the tail rotor of a helicopter, which was stationary at the time. The local county deputies were alerted to the incident at approximately 10:33 a.m. The exact details of how the accident occurred has yet to be released. The accident remains under investigation.

The employer should pay attention to what is discovered during the course of the investigation. It is likely, just like in most fatal workplace accidents in California, work safety authorities will be looking into the incident in order to determine if any safety violations were present that could have caused the deadly incident. A strong employer defense strategy may be required in the case that citations are issued against the company.

Source: kcrg.com, "Deputies release name of man killed in work-related helicopter accident", June 6, 2015

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