Columbus, GA (February 21, 2023) – On Monday night, February 20, a man was killed in a fatal workplace accident that took place in Columbus.
According to Muscogee County officials, the accident happened late at night in an unknown area of Columbus. Police confirmed that an adult male was working on power lines in the area when he was suddenly electrocuted due to reasons that are not yet known. Police did not say if any other workers were with him at the time.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were called to the scene to help those in need. The worker, who has since been identified as 26-year-old Cody Lange, was severely injured. He was tragically pronounced dead at the scene of the accident around 12:17 a.m.
The area was blocked off for an extended period of time following the accident until police were able to clear the scene.
No further details have been released. The investigation into the circumstances of the accident remains ongoing.
We offer our warmest sympathies to the family and friends of the victim who lost his life in this accident.
Fatal Workplace Accidents in Georgia
Every year, workplace accidents continue to occur in Georgia even when we least expect them to. Each year, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports on how many workplace-related accidents happen within the state of Georgia and beyond. In 2019, it was reported that 78,000 workplace injuries and illnesses occurred in Georgia. In 2020, approximately 193 people were killed in workplace accidents within the state. It is never easy to find out that someone you love has been taken from you in a Georgia workplace accident; however, this is the reality that many families face each year. If you have sustained these losses, it is important that you speak with an attorney as soon as possible.
Though workers and employers are supposed to do everything that they can to ensure your safety on the job, this does not always occur. As a result, lives are taken in accidents every year in Georgia. As you grieve the sudden loss of a loved one whose life was taken in a workplace accident, you should not have to worry about the bills that keep piling up against you. It can be difficult to move forward for you and your family after you have lost someone you love. You should speak with a skilled Columbus wrongful death attorney as soon as possible after a fatal accident.
Our attorneys at Monge & Associates are here to assist you after you have lost a loved one in a workplace accident. We are truly dedicated to every aspect of your claim and will help you navigate the complex legal system when you and your family are feeling confused and alone. We will help you work toward compensation for a wide array of aspects. These include some of the following:
- Medical expenses
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
Please contact a workplace accident attorney in Columbus at (888) 688-1924 to find out what options are available for you.
Note: Our writers used secondary sources when creating this accident news post. We have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this accident; therefore, if there is any incorrect information, contact Monge & Associates immediately. We will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available. We will remove a post if requested.
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