Worker Memorial Day 2016

In 2015, 58 people died from work-related causes. Among those are truck drivers, construction workers, a firefighter, a bookkeeper, a pilot, and loggers.
Those who died were someone’s sibling, child, parent, or grandparent, spouse, or a close friend.
This Thursday, April 28, 2016 is Washington State’s annual Worker Memorial day. Governor Inslee, Director Sacks from Labor and Industries, and other government leaders will memorialize those lost in 2015.
This year, we remember those workers who lost their lives. Among those killed in 2015 include:
A police officer, who died of complications from surgery related to an injury he sustained while arresting a suspect.
Three forest service workers who became trapped while fighting the Twist River fire in Eastern Washington.
A construction worker and business owner who was crushed by a wall that collapsed.
We at Atlas Law extend our best thoughts and wishes to the families of anyone who has lost a loved one as the result of a work related injury. If your loved one is killed or injured as the result of a workplace injury or exposure, and you want more information on potential benefits, please contact our office.