Andrew Hobbs, 58, of Thomson, GA, died following an accident at the Bridgestone-Firestone Manufacturing facility in Graniteville, according to Aiken County Coroner Darryl Ables.
Hobbs suffered crush injuries while working as a contractor at the plant on Tuesday, June 23, around 9 AM. He was taken to a local hospital, where he later died of his injuries. The coroner says an autopsy is scheduled for next week.
Crush injuries can happen in any job that involves large, heavy machinery, especially if equipment or loads are unstable. Forklifts are commonly involved in these situations, although any heavy equipment can cause serious injuries or death. For this reason, workers must be properly trained, follow all safety precautions, and use well-maintained equipment. If any of these things did not meet safety standards, a victim or their family may have a personal injury case. If safety standards were followed, victims and their families still have a right to seek workers’ compensation following an accident that resulted in serious injury or death.
If you know a surviving family member of a person who was injured or killed in an accident, please encourage them to contact our firm immediately. The consultation is completely free, with no out-of-pocket cost to the family to hire us.
For over 25 years the attorneys at Auger & Auger have been dedicated to protecting the rights of individuals and families that have suffered injuries or lost loved ones due to the negligence of others. We have years of experience guiding and helping our clients every step of the way to receive compensation for aspects such as medical bills, funeral costs, and other monetary loss.
Editorial Note: At A&A we are always looking to improve the quality and safety and are saddened by the outcome of many tragic accidents across the Carolinas. The purpose of this news blog is to write about cases relevant to our industry and raise awareness about injury cases so that victims of similar incidents can educate themselves on theories of liability, the law, and how personal injury cases typically work. This article is created using publicly available information and is a secondary source. If you find any information here to be inaccurate, please notify us at [email protected], and we will make the appropriate adjustments.