Vicksburg, MS (March 23, 2022) – A man was killed in a workplace accident that took place at a stoneyard in Vicksburg on Sunday morning, March 20.
According to Vicksburg Police, the accident happened at 8:45 a.m. at the Riverside Stoneyard at 657 Dorsey Street. When officers arrived at the scene, they found that an employee had been working in the area when, for reasons that are not yet known, he was severely injured. No other employees were hurt.
Paramedics, fire crews, officials from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and the U.S. Coast Guard were all called to the scene to help. The employee, who has since been identified as 47-year-old Lawrence Gibson Jr., was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries.
The area was blocked off for an extended period of time.
No further details have been released but the investigation continues. Police continue their investigation into the accident continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Workplace Accidents in Mississippi
Workplace accidents are not supposed to happen, as employers are supposed to do anything in their nature to ensure that they are prevented. Workplaces should always be safe from any harm. In one recent year’s time in the U.S., approximately 4,764 people were killed in fatal workplace accidents. Mississippi sees hundreds of these fatalities every single year. It is never easy for family members to face the loss of a loved one whose life has been taken prematurely in a fatal workplace accident. If you have sustained these immense losses, you may be feeling alone and confused. It is imperative that you speak with an attorney that you can trust at this time.
The loss of a loved one can have a huge and lasting impact on every aspect of your life. You may be left with a wide array of questions that you cannot answer on your own. For instance, what types of evidence do you need to prove that another party is at fault for your accident? What deadlines will you need to meet if you want to successfully move forward with a claim? Will your case be settled or will it make it all the way to trial? These are questions that you can answer with the help of a Vicksburg wrongful death attorney.
Vicksburg Workplace Accident Attorneys
Our attorneys at MW Law Firm – Mama Justice are here to help you after you have lost someone you love in a workplace accident. We will stand by your side every step of the way as you navigate the legal system for the first time. Our attorneys are well-versed in accident laws and will ensure that your rights are being protected during this difficult time. We will help you work toward compensation for a wide array of aspects, including the following:
- Medical bills
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral and burial costs
If you have sustained the loss of a loved one, you should never have to stand alone. Please do not hesitate to contact a workplace accident attorney in Vicksburg at (888) 484-1476 for more information on how we can help you.
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 pictures used in this post are not taken at the actual accident scene.