An accident last Friday left a 45-year-old industrial worker dead at the Port of Tampa. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office reports that the victim, Joseph E. Lammlein, was operating a front-end loader in order to move sulfur. The accident happened just after 10 a.m. when the sulfur shifted and caused an “avalanche.”
As a result, the front-end loader became encased, in sulfur with even entering the loader’s cabin. In a four-hour recovery effort, coworkers and three responding deputies attempted to dig Lammlein out from the sulfur. They were unsuccessful in their efforts. The three responding deputies were seen at St. Joseph’s Hospital for exposure.
The accident is under OSHA investigation.
At Givens Givens Sparks, we are well aware that these accidents can cause serious injuries, and even death. The family of this man deserve to know if negligence or some safety oversight was to cause for the fatal accident. If this is the case, they may be able to take legal action and seek compensation through a wrongful death claim.
Our Tampa wrongful death lawyers are experienced in handling matters in all facets of a case. Through negotiations or trial, we help families navigate the complex justice system to seek compensation for medical expenses, funeral costs, and lost income. We know what losing a loved one can do to a family and we aim to see that they are taken care of after the death.
Don’t allow a negligent individual or company get away with their actions or oversight. By holding them accountable, you can help them increase their safety procedures so nobody else has to go through the same issues. Call our firm today and learn how we may be able to help you. We have extensive experience and know exactly what needs to be shown in wrongful death cases.