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Chicago Worker Killed in Horrific Workplace Fire Near O’Hare International Airport


There is no doubt that workplace fires can be some of the most serious and most dangerous on-the-job accidents that can happen to a worker. A single spark can ignite caustic substances, a machine malfunction can cause a fiery blaze, and a one wrong move can cause an explosion when unstable chemicals and unpredictable elements are involved. Indeed, with workplace fires, just like fires that destroy a home, any person and almost anything that gets in the flames can be turned into ash. Unfortunately, a horrific and fatal workplace fire broke out this week at a Chicago business, killing one worker and causing massive devastation in its wake.

According to local news reports, on the morning of Tuesday, February 13, the Pan Am Trucking semi-truck tractor repair facility located at United Lane and Pam Am Boulevard in Chicago caught fire for unknown reasons. In the fire, a 50-year-old worker suffered severe burns to his body, and was taken to the hospital for emergency medical treatment. Unfortunately, the worker ultimately succumbed to his injuries and died. In addition to the horrific and tragic death of the worker as a result of the workplace blaze, the fire left a number of vehicles and the work building itself damaged, and the fire caused a power outage in the surrounding area. The terrible workplace fire is still under investigation, and a cause is yet to be determined.

Help for the Families of Workers Killed in Workplace Fires in Louisiana

In Louisiana, when a worker is killed in a workplace fire, or other type of fatal workplace accident, certain dependent members of their family may be entitled to Louisiana workers’ compensation death benefits. Louisiana workers’ compensation death benefits were designed to help the dependent family members of workers killed on the job financially while they navigate life after the loss of a loved one. Although nothing can truly replace the loss of a loved one killed in a workplace accident, it is important for family members to learn their rights to Louisiana workers’ compensation death benefits in the event that a family member is killed on the job. Of course, in order to determine whether you may have a case for Louisiana workers’ compensation death benefits, it is best to speak with an experienced Louisiana workers’ compensation lawyer as soon as possible about your rights and options to compensation.

A Louisiana Law Firm that Helps the Families of Workers Killed on the Job

The experienced Louisiana workers’ compensation lawyers at Lunsford Baskin & Priebe, PLLC offer a free and confidential consultation to learn about your unique workers’ compensation death benefits case and to see if they can help represent you in your fight to get worker’s compensation death benefits due. Certain time limitations may apply to your workers’ compensation death benefits claim, so it is best to speak with a lawyer as soon as possible about your rights and options. Contact Lunsford Baskin & Priebe, PLLC today and speak to an experienced lawyer about your case for free.


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