Columbus, MS – Johnny Will Prude Jr. Found Dead Following Incident at Wastewater Treatment Plant off Yorkville Rd

Columbus, MS (June 30, 2022) – According to the Lowndes County Coroner, an employee of the Columbus Light and Water Department died on the job on Saturday, June 25th.

The deceased, identified as 54-year-old Johnny Will Prude, Jr., was found dead at the CLW’s wastewater plant off Yorkville Road. 

The plant’s general manager said the alarm was raised after the employee stopped responding to calls.

At about 9:30 a.m., Prude was performing his usual daily routine at the water facility. After a period of time where Prude had failed to answer calls from his colleagues. emergency protocols were enacted to establish his whereabouts.

At about 2:00 p.m., the police were called. Upon their arrival, officers worked with employees to conduct a thorough search of the facility. Prude’s body was eventually located. 

The cause of death was not immediately obvious. The state crime lab will be conducting an autopsy.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. Johnny Will Prude Jr., at this time.

Workplace Accidents in Mississippi

Columbus, MS - Johnny Will Prude Jr. Found Dead Following Incident at Wastewater Treatment Plant off Yorkville Rd

In 2014, 71 people were killed in work-related accidents in Mississippi. Thirty of those accidents were transportation-related, four were due to explosions or fires, eleven were caused by falls, nine were from exposure to toxic or dangerous substances, nine involved machinery or equipment, and the remaining eight were associated with violence or malicious injuries inflicted by a coworker.

When a workplace injury, however it happens, results in a fatality, the surviving family members of the deceased might be entitled to workers’ compensation death benefits. According to Mississippi workers’ compensation law, death benefits are subjected to numerous deadlines and restrictions, making them difficult to understand without the legal guidance of an experienced Mississippi personal injury attorney.  

No one is ever prepared to face the aftermath of a fatal Mississippi workplace accident on their own. The families of the victims of these serious accidents could be left with questions that they cannot answer on their own. 

For instance, what types of deadlines will you be required to meet when it comes to your case? What evidence will you need to prove that another party is to blame for your loved one’s accident? Will your case be settled or will it make it all the way to trial? 

These are questions that a personal injury attorney in Mississippi will be able to help you with. 

The attorneys at MW Law Firm – Mama Justice have aggressively fought to protect those injured in workplace accidents over the years. We believe that you have every right to hold the responsible party liable for the harm that they have caused you and your family.

Our attorneys will help you work toward compensation for a wide array of aspects such as medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, therapy costs, and so much more. If you have been hurt or lost a loved one in a workplace accident and are unsure about where you can turn, please contact a Mississippi wrongful death attorney at (662) 262-6264 for more information on your options.

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Disclaimer: We, at MW Law Firm – Mama Justice, have worked hard to become valued members of the Northern Mississippi business community. We write these posts to bring awareness to the dangers of driving in hopes that our fellow community members will use an abundance of caution when operating a motor vehicle. The information in this post is not intended to be medical or legal advice. The photographs used in this post are not taken at the actual accident scene.


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