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June 19, 2022

Plains, GA – Individual Killed in Fatal Workplace Accident on Experiment Station Rd 

Plains, GA (June 19, 2022) – Around 1:30 p.m. on the afternoon of Friday, June 17, one individual was killed in a fatal workplace accident in Plains.

According to Sumter County officials, the accident happened on Experiment Station Road at the Plains Experiment Station. When rescue crews arrived at the scene, they discovered that an individual was inside a grain bin. The elevator inside the bin collapsed and trapped the victim inside. Volunteers went inside to remove the victim and attempt to resuscitate them. 

Several local responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The worker was severely injured as a result of the accident. They were tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to their injuries. 

The area was blocked off following the accident until police brought the scene under control. 

No further details have been released at this time. Police continue their investigation into the circumstances of the accident. 

We offer our warmest sympathies to those who have lost a loved one as a result of this accident.

Fatal Workplace Accidents in Georgia

Alarming statistics show that workplace accidents have been increasing in the state of Georgia over recent years. In 2017 alone, the United Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that approximately 78,000 people were involved in workplace accidents in the state, with approximately 194 people losing their lives in these accidents. Georgia workplaces are supposed to be some of the safest places throughout the entire state. However, the very unfortunate fact remains that employers are not always looking out for the best interests of their employees. It is never easy to face the loss of a loved one whose life has been taken in a fatal workplace accident. If you have sustained these immense losses, you should be prepared to speak with an attorney who can help you every step of the way. 

The loss of a loved one can impact your life in many ways that you are not prepared for. Speaking with a Plains workplace accident attorney can ensure that your rights are being protected during these difficult times. As you are grieving the immense loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that continue to pile up against you. You should never have to worry about the stressful aftermath of a fatal workplace accident on your own. Speaking with a Plains wrongful death attorney can help you during these difficult times. 

At Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys, we are here for you after you have lost someone you love in a workplace accident. These losses can impact your life in many ways that you would not have expected. We will help you work toward the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of financial aspects, including the following: 

  • Medical bills before your loved one’s loss of life
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Lost income and future loss of earnings
  • Therapy costs

Please do not hesitate to contact a workplace accident attorney in Plains at (888) 688-1924 to find out how we can help you move forward when you need it the most. 

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.