Losing a loved one in a workplace accident is one of the most traumatic experiences any family may have to endure. While nothing can make up for such a loss, the death benefits that surviving family members can claim from the California workers' compensation system will indeed ease the unanticipated financial burden. Such benefits might also be available for a Los Molinos family after the death of a worker at the Crain Walnut Shelling factory.
The Tehama County coroner responded to the factory shortly before 6 p.m. on a recent Saturday. According to the office of the deputy coroner, a 66-year-old man lost his life in a workplace accident that involved factory equipment. No details were made available about the circumstances that caused his death.
Reportedly, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health has launched an investigation regarding the death of this worker. Investigators will examine the company's compliance with industrial safety regulations to determine whether any violations played a role in this tragedy. According to a spokesperson for the Department of Industrial Regulations, the deceased worker was in the employ of Cal North Farm labor, Inc.
Dealing with administrative and legal proceedings of benefits claims while mourning such a loss can be daunting for the surviving family members of a deceased worker. However, help is available from an attorney who has extensive experience in dealing with the California workers' compensation insurance system. With the support and guidance of such a lawyer, benefits to cover end-of-life expenses and lost income can be obtained.