A city water district worker was struck by a semi-truck while marking the location of a water line. He was killed. Employees working in and around moving traffic are at a higher risk for injury causing death than say a worker serving burgers at a restaurant. That higher risk doesn't add value to a weekly workers' compensation check unless the worker is paid more. In other words your weekly compensation check depends on what you earn at the time of death. Pay increases that haven't yet kicked in yet won't help raise the weekly benefit amount. Benefits utilize wages earned in the 13 weeks previous to the injury date.
Weekly Toll: Death in the American Workplace ...truck by VehicleJune 28, BEAUMONT, CA - 24 year old Ricardo "Ricky" Flores was struck and killed while working Tuesday. Flores worked for the Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District and was marking the location of a water line when he was struck by a flatbedtruck. Coal Miner Killed When Roof CollapsesJune 27, BOLT, WV - 33 year old Joseph M. Cass... from Weekly Toll - Jun 30, 2011 10:20 PM
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