McKees Rocks, PA – Jonathan Smith Killed in Workplace Accident on River Rd

McKees Rocks, PA – Jonathan Smith Killed in Workplace Accident on River Rd

McKees Rocks, PA (May 6, 2023) – Around 1:35 p.m. on the afternoon of Friday, May 5, a man was killed in a fatal workplace in McKees Rocks.

According to Allegheny County officials, the accident happened at 100 River Road in an industrial warehouse. Police confirmed that a worker was completing their duties in the warehouse when they were involved in an industrial-related accident due to reasons that are not yet known. No other workers were involved in the incident.

Paramedics and several other local McKees Rocks responders were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The employee, who has since been identified as 42-year-old Jonathan Smith, was tragically pronounced dead a few minutes after the accident. Nobody else was hurt.

The area was blocked off for some time following the accident.

Police have not released any further details regarding the accident. They continue their investigation into the circumstances leading up to the accident at this time.

We want to take a moment to offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victim whose life was taken in this accident.

Fatal Workplace Accidents in McKees Rocks 

5/6 McKees Rocks, PA – Jonathan Smith Killed in Workplace Accident on River Rd Workplaces are supposed to be some of the safest places in our lives. However, accidents still happen every day in Pennsylvania in these areas, some of which are incredibly severe when they do occur. In 2021, statistics taken by the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that approximately 162 fatal work accidents happened within the state of Pennsylvania, and thousands more occurred throughout the U.S. Though many workplace accidents lead to injuries, both minor and severe, they can also take the lives of those involved. If you and your family have lost a loved one in a workplace accident, speaking with an attorney is in your best interests as you move forward.

The loss of a loved one can leave you feeling alone and confused. It is not uncommon to need time to grieve after a fatal accident. However, the truth of the situation is that wrongful death cases move quickly and might not give you sufficient time. This is why speaking with an attorney as soon as possible is in your best interests so that you can get started on filing your claim. A McKees Rocks wrongful death attorney can help you from start to finish when it comes to your workplace accident claim that has taken a life.

At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, our attorneys are here for you after you have lost someone you love in a fatal workplace accident or any other type of serious accident. Our attorneys will compassionately fight to protect your family’s rights as you work on behalf of a loved one whose life was taken prematurely in a workplace accident. You may find that you are eligible for some of the following financial damages at this time:

  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost income and future lost wages
  • Therapy costs

Please contact a workplace accident attorney in McKees Rocks at (215) 731-9900 to find out what options are available for you.

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