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Customer hit by front-end loader suffers fatal personal injury

In certain Florida businesses, there will be customers at business where heavy equipment is also used simultaneously. People might suffer personal injury and wrongful death if they happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. A question that is often asked about accidents such as these centers around responsibility. Perhaps the business had negligent security that allowed the person to be put in danger. It might have been a simple case of getting hit by a piece of equipment or a vehicle. Or there could have been some other issue that led to the incident. When there is this kind of accident, those who are affected must remember their rights to consider litigation to be compensated.

A woman died when she was hit by a front-end loader at a recycling plant that she frequented as a customer. The accident happened at around 11:40 a.m. The woman, 82, was often at the recycling plant to drop off materials in exchange for cash. According to the investigation, she inadvertently walked into an area that was not a customer location and was hit by the front-end loader as it backed up. She was run over. The vehicle that hit her weighs more than 30,000 pounds. When workers realized what had occurred, they called for emergency assistance. She died before reaching the hospital.

After any kind of accident, there will be factors to consider. With injuries, the person often needs to have medical care, surgical procedures, rehabilitation and need care at home to try and recover. Sometimes they can get back to normal and sometimes they cannot. If they cannot, this can put a strain on the physical, financial and emotional health not just of the victim, but of the family who must assist them. With a fatality, there will be funeral costs, emotional pain and the possibility that lost income and consortium can have a dramatic, negative affect on those left behind. While it might be difficult to think about, a lawsuit is often necessary to receive compensation and move forward.

In this incident, a woman who was at a recycling plant to bring materials to receive money ended up in the wrong location and was hit by a vehicle that transfers heavy items. She was killed. Although this seems like a terrible accident, that does not eliminate responsibility on the part of the business. The woman's family should contact a legal professional to discuss a potential lawsuit to be compensated.

Source:, "Authorities say a customer died at a recycling plant after a tragic accident," Brendaliss Gonzalez, Marisela Burgos, Aug. 15, 2017

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