Was safety negligence or an equipment malfunction a factor in this loss of life and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family? Our firm represents victims of safety failures across the United States, and we have recovered nearly $200 million dollars for our Clients. Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.
Spartanburg, SC News
A man lost his life after a work-related incident at a Spartanburg, SC manufacturing facility Thursday afternoon, Feb 1, 2024.
WSPA.com is reporting, “a death investigation is underway Thursday afternoon at a business in Spartanburg County. According to the Spartanburg County Coroner’s Office, it responded to [a manufacturing facility] located at 834 Hayne Street for a work-related death.”
FoxCarolina.com is reporting, “the victim passed away at the scene following a work-related incident. They identified the victim as 40-year-old Torrence Mcswain of Jonesville.”
Per the report, “[t]he South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation said OSHA has been notified and will be investigating.”
Is Justice Available? Our Legal Take
Manufacturing facility employees, vendors and guests have a right to safety and security while on the premises. The safety measures provided both at the manufacturing facility and by the manufacturer of any equipment involved may be at issue, and may be important in evaluating whether this tragic incident may have been prevented. Relevant factual and legal inquires include, but are not limited to:
- What safety rules were in place to prevent this type of accident?
- Did any such safety features fail?
- Was the tragedy a result of a catastrophic equipment malfunction?
- Was the manufacturer or property owner aware of the potential safety risks to employees?
- Were any attempts made to service, recall or replace any malfunctioning equipment prior to the incident?
Under Workers’ Compensation laws, our legal team suggests that the family of Torrence Mcswain will most likely be entitled to significant compensation as a result of this accident. While Mr. Mcswain’s family should be eligible for benefits under workers compensation laws, they may also hold a substantial third-party civil claim against the designer or manufacturer of any malfunctioning equipment. Based on its history and experience in representing families in workers compensation and product liability claims, The Murray Law Firm suggests that Mr. Mcswain’s family should retain legal counsel without delay so as to ensure that all evidence connected to the incident is preserved.
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