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May 13, 2022

Macon, GA – David Butler Killed in Workplace Accident on Tractor Dr 

Macon, GA (May 13, 2022) – Around 9:30 a.m. on the morning of Thursday, May 12, a man was killed in a fatal workplace accident that took place in Macon. 

According to local officials, the accident happened at the Tractor Supply Distribution Center on Tractor Drive. When fire crews and 911 responders arrived at the scene, they found that a male worker was trapped between the forklift he was operating and a gun safe. Police claim that the worker was moving the gun safe and it started to fall, pinning him between both the forklift and the safe. 

Paramedics and several other responders were called to the scene to offer assistance to the worker. The worker, who has since been identified as 55-year-old David Butler, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to severe injuries. Nobody else was injured in the accident. 

The area was blocked off by OSHA for an extended period of time until the scene was brought under control. It is not known if work continued for the day. 

No further details have been released but the investigation remains ongoing. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim during these difficult times. 

Fatal Workplace Accidents in Georgia

Workplace accidents have, tragically, been increasing in Georgia over the years. In 2020, it was determined that approximately 80 fatal workplace accidents took place in the state and tens of thousands more people were hurt in these serious accidents. In the blink of an eye, a life could be affected by a workplace accident. Workers and employers are supposed to do everything in their nature to ensure that workplace accidents are prevented. If you have sustained the loss of a loved one in a workplace accident, you may be feeling alone and confused. Speaking with an attorney in your time of need can be incredibly beneficial. 

Where do you turn after you have suffered the loss of a loved one in a workplace-related accident? If you and your family wonder where you can turn, having the help of a Macon workplace accident attorney on your side may be one of your best options. There are many different main reasons for work accidents, including the following: 

  • Transportation accidents
  • Slips and falls
  • Contact with equipment

If you have sustained the immense loss of a loved one in a workplace accident, you may be suffering both emotionally and financially. This is why it pays to have the help of a Macon wrongful death attorney on your side moving forward. 

At Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys, we are here to help you after you have lost somebody you love in a fatal workplace accident. There is a high chance that the insurance company will offer you much less than you deserve or deny your claim completely. This can leave you in a difficult position, which is why having the assistance of an attorney is necessary. Please contact a workplace accident attorney in Macon at (888) 688-1924 for more information on how we can assist 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 information that is incorrect, contact Monge & Associates immediately. We will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available.  We will remove a post if requested. 

Disclaimer: This post is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post is intended to be medical or legal advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the accident scene described in this post.