Man Killed in Metro-East Work Accident

March 22, 2017
jwilson2022
A work-related accident has killed a man in Madison County, Illinois on Thursday. The accident happened around 9:19 a.m. in Alhambra when a worker was electrocuted. The worker, 34-year-old Geoffrey L. Walthes from Germantown was working at a construction worksite near the intersection of East Main Street and Wall Street when he came into contact with a live power line. As soon as contact was made, Walthes fell off a scaffolding and onto the ground below. An ambulance transported him to the emergency room in Highland where at 10:38 a.m. he was pronounced deceased. Steve Nonn, the Madison County Coroner, will conduct an autopsy to properly determine the exact cause of death. An investigation is ongoing by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. 
Workplace accidents claim the lives of thousands of employees every year in the United States. Workers who experience injuries at work will likely incur medical expenses and loss of income. In the event of losing a loved one in a work-related accident, funeral expenses and loss of economic support can also affect the victim’s family. Losing a loved one is a heartbreaking event and to learn that your loved one’s life was taken in a preventable accident is devastating. No amount of money will replace your loved one; however, filing a wrongful death case can provide financial assistance for your damages.

The Besserman Law Office is an experienced Illinois workers’ compensation attorney. Deborah Besserman will work diligently to recover the maximum compensation for your case while providing you with compassion and support. Contact Deborah today for a free consultation.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Contact Us

ATTORNEY ADVERTISING DISCLAIMER: The Besserman Law Office has provided the materials on this website for informational purposes only, and does not constitute legal advice. The use of this site does not create an attorney-client relationship. Additionally, e-mail or other communication with our attorneys through this site should not be considered confidential or privileged. As each case and set of facts is unique, this website is not intended to be a substitute for specific legal advice from a qualified legal professional. Also, although this site discusses injuries and medical issues, it does not intend to offer medical advice. Any questions as to the treatment of your injuries must be directed to a licensed physician. Not every client obtains a monetary recovery, and the recovery in each case depends on the particular facts and circumstances. Recovery cannot be guaranteed. Neither the Supreme Court of Illinois or Supreme Court of Missouri nor The Illinois Bar or Missouri Bar reviews or approves certifying organizations or specialist designations. The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements. This is Attorney Advertising. This website is designed for general information only. The information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice nor the formation of a lawyer/client relationship. Past results afford no guarantee of future results. Every case is different and must be judged on its own merits. Co-counsel may be used, or referral made depending upon the nature of the injury and the jurisdiction. Call Besserman Law Office at (618) 656-2122 for your legal consultation or save time with our online contact form.
envelope Call Now!