A man died following a severe quarry accident in Brooksville. The incident happened on Friday, December 3rd. The victim was operating a piece of heavy machinery when the accident happened. 

According to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office, the incident happened at an aggregate supplier at about 9 a.m. at CEMEX – Brooksville Quarry on Camp Mine Road. The investigators said the man was working with heavy machinery in the pit of the quarry. 

The man became entangled within the equipment for unknown reasons and was crushed. The sheriff’s office said mine workers worked to free the man from the machine and then tried to revive him. When the first responders from the Hernando County Fire and EMS arrived, the victim had already passed away. 

The investigation into the man’s death is ongoing. In addition, the Medical Examiner and Mine Safety Health Administration (MSHA) will investigate the quarry accident in Brooksville. In a statement, CEMEX said they are deeply saddened by the loss of the worker. 

They extended their sympathies to the victim’s family, friends, and co-workers. The company also stated that they are providing support to those affected by the incident and are thankful for the assistance provided by the local first responders.

When a person dies at work, their families can recover worker’s compensation benefits. Florida law mandates certain employers to have workers’ comp insurance. Generally, it covers medical benefits and lost wages. But where a person dies, it also includes death benefits like the funeral and burial expenses. 

While getting workers’ compensation should not be hard to do, there are situations when employers deny a valid claim. As such, we advise injured workers to work with an experienced Florida work comp lawyer. Contact Work Injury Rights for a free initial consultation. 

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