An industrial worker died after becoming trapped in equipment at a parts manufacturer in Lakeville, MN. The accident occurred on Monday afternoon at QA1 Precision Products, located on Hanover Avenue. According to initial reports, at the time of the accident, the woman’s arm first became trapped in a piece of unspecified equipment before her body was “wrapped in it.” Authorities say she died at the scene.
QA1 provides shock absorbers, driveshafts, and various other parts for construction, fitness, agriculture, and packaging equipment. An OSHA inspection in 2016 led to six citations. The most serious violation involved a penalty for not providing sufficient safety guard systems to protect employees operating hazardous equipment.
Can I Sue For Wrongful Death If My Loved One Died in a Workplace Accident?
Losing your loved one in a workplace accident is devastating. You may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit if the negligence of a third party (someone other than your loved one, their employer, or a co-worker) caused their death.
Our workplace injury and wrongful death attorneys have the experience to help determine if a third party liability claim can be made.
Potentially liable parties in a wrongful death claim after a workplace accident may include the following –
- The manufacturer of dangerous or defective machinery without the proper mechanisms or procedures in place to prevent serious injury or death
- A third-party contractor or employer from a different company
- The owner or operator of a property where unsafe premises led to the accident
- Any other negligent third-party whose actions caused the accident
Minnesota Wrongful Death Lawyers
Our wrongful death lawyers help Minnesota families who suffered the loss of a loved one hold corporate wrongdoers accountable. We have obtained millions for victims of workplace accidents, including a $5 million recovery for a victim whose leg was amputated. If your loved one died on the job due to the negligence of a third-party, we can help. For a free legal consultation, fill out the form below, call 1-888-377-8900, or text 612-261-0856.