Macon, GA – Mine Workers Electrocuted in Fatal Workplace Accident on Huber Rd
Last updated Saturday, February 4th, 2023
Macon, GA (January 27, 2023) – Two workers lost their lives in a fatal workplace accident that took place at a Macon mine on Friday, January 27.
According to Warren County officials, the accident happened around 6:30 a.m. on Huber Road at the Kamin Mine, which is operated by Piedmont Mining. Police confirmed that two workers were in a large dump truck completing work when the back suddenly lifted up. This caused it to strike a power line, causing the truck to catch fire. When the two workers jumped out of the vehicle to put out the fire, they were both electrocuted.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other Macon responders were called to the scene. The two workers, who have been identified as 25-year-old Damian Asberry and 24-year-old Charquavian Bloodsaw, were both tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries. Nobody else was hurt in the accident.
The area was blocked off after the accident. It is not known if work continued in the area for the rest of the day.
At this time, the Mining Safety and Health Administration, as well as local authorities, are still investigating the circumstances of the accident.
We offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victims who have lost their lives in this accident.
Fatal Workplace Accidents in Georgia
Workplace accidents are not incredibly common in Georgia. However, they still happen every day, sometimes leading to serious injuries or taking the lives of those involved. In 2017, statistics showed that approximately 5,147 people were killed in fatal workplace accidents in the U.S. In Georgia, hundreds of lives are taken each year as a result of these accidents. There are many types of serious workplace accidents, which include the following:
- Slip and falls
- Repetitive stress
- Struck by a vehicle or object
If you have lost somebody you love in a workplace accident, it is crucial that you speak with an attorney as soon as possible.
Losing somebody close to you in a workplace accident is never easy to face. Families often wonder where they can turn after a fatal workplace accident. As you are grieving the loss of a loved one, you should speak with a Macon wrongful death attorney as soon as possible. It can be difficult to move forward with one of these complex claims entirely on your own. You may be feeling stressed and alone, which is why you should speak with a dedicated and knowledgeable Macon workplace accident attorney as soon as possible.
At Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys, we are here to help you after you have suddenly lost a loved one in any type of accident, including workplace accidents. We know how incredibly fast these accidents can happen and turn your life upside-down, leaving you to feel alone and helpless. Our attorneys will assist you every step of the way as you work toward the compensation that you deserve during these challenging times. Please contact a workplace accident attorney in Macon at (888) 688-1924 to find out how we can help you in your time of need.
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