A tragic accident occurred north of Dallas yesterday in Fairview, where a worker was killed and another is missing after repairing a sewer line. Authorities say one of the men went into the sewer to remove a plug on a sewer line. The man was most likely overcome by gas from the sewer. When the man didn’t emerge, a second man went to find him and didn’t come out.
The body of the first man to go into the sewer was found yesterday morning. Authorities are looking for the second man but are not hopeful of finding him alive. It is standard procedure to check air quality before going into a sewer, but because the men were basically done with the project when they realize they had one line to unplug, they might have failed to follow safety recommendations. OSHA is currently investigating the accident.
If you have been injured in an accident at the workplace, you or your loved ones may be able to either collect workers’ compensation payment or other compensation for your injuries. Call Dallas workers’ compensation attorney Kris Barber at 972-231-5800 to learn more.