A Greenwood sanitation worker has died after having lost his footing and falling from the trash collection truck he was riding on. According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at approximately 3:25 p.m. on U.S. Highway 25, north of Greenwood when the victim, Ernest Ray Barksdale, 62 of Greenwood, lost his footing and fell onto the pavement when the driver of the trash truck was turning left on to U.S. Highway 25.
Barksdale was transported to Self Regional Hospital with head trauma. He later died as a result of his injuries. Officials have determined that Barksdale’s death was accidental.
Accidents that happen as a result of being on the job can happen at any time. No one knows when, where or even how. A workplace accident can happen anytime on the job. An accidental fall, such as this one, can lead to serious injuries or even death.
Everyone has the right to recover financial damages for a workplace or industrial accident. When you a work accident may leave you and your loved ones, with medical bills, and other accident related expenses, there is also the loss of income that can leave families wondering if they can recover from such a tragedy. That is when having a lawyer who will fight on your side is a must.
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