Carlsbad, NM (5/18/2020) – A man from Texas has died after a probable industrial accident in southeastern New Mexico.
The accident happened at Marathon Rio Hub Rail Terminal in Loving when a man, 49-year-old Cody B. Vernon, was performing an inspection on a railroad tank car. According to authorities, Vernon was inside a railroad tank car unconscious and not breathing around 9 a.m.
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Investigators will review all factors that may have led up to the accident and police reports will be made available in fourteen days.
While the cause of the man’s accident is unknown, it was reported that this accident was labeled as an industrial accident. These types of accidents usually occur while workers are on duty. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2004 there were over 4.2 million job-related injuries and illnesses and over 5,700 on the job fatalities. The most common causes of work-related fatalities include highway incidents, falls, falling or moving objects. When this happens, employees that are fatally wounded are entitled to worker’s compensation.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a workplace accident, you should consult one of our experienced and aggressive workplace accident attorneys. In an effort to help you or your loved ones, the attorneys of Sutliff & Stout, PLLC are happy to speak with you free of charge to discuss your concerns and situation.
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