Lexington, GA (May 15, 2019) – Around 11:30 a.m. on Allgood Road on Monday, authorities were called to the scene of a fatal crane accident after a crane fell on top of a worker. The accident took place at Millstone Granite Quarry in Oglethorpe County and deputies in the area were called to the scene.
Upon investigation, police have confirmed that the person killed in the accident was a 58-year-old man who worked for the company. He was the crane’s operator.
According to police, the crane fell off of a ledge and into the quarry. The 58-year-old allegedly died at the scene of the accident.
No other injuries were reported but police say that a thorough investigation continues to take place at this time.
Our sincerest condolences are warmly extended to the family and friends of the man whose life was taken in this accident.
Fatal Accidents in Georgia
Workplace accidents are responsible for taking many lives each year across Georgia. In just one year’s time, hundreds of people could be killed in serious accidents that take place on the job, many of which are preventable in nature. Between 2011-2015, approximately 220 total crane accidents took the lives of workers across the U.S. If you believe that a loved one has been taken from you prematurely due to an accident, you have rights to file a Georgia wrongful death claim at this time.
Our attorneys at Kenneth S. Nugent, PC understand how overwhelming it can be to lose a loved one so suddenly in a serious accident. We also know that you might be suffering both emotionally and financially on levels you have never handled before. This is why it is imperative that you have an attorney on your side who has handled cases like these in the past and understands where you are coming from. Please contact us for the help you deserve in your time of need at (888) 579-1790.
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Disclaimer: At Kenneth S. Nugent, PC Attorneys at Law, we are always looking to improve the quality and safety of our state and have been saddened by the outcome of many accidents across Georgia. We hope to inform those in our community about these accidents in the hopes that they will work to avoid serious Georgia accidents in the future. These posts are not to be taken as a solicitation for business. The information within should never be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We hope that all involved in these accidents will receive a speedy recovery.