Lafayette, CO – Worker Killed in Legacy Assisted Living on Waneka Parkway
Lafayette, CO (February 3, 2021) – One person has lost their life as a result of a workplace incident on Wednesday morning. At around 7 a.m., on February 3, emergency crews in Lafayette responded to the Legacy Assisted Living facility located in the 200 block of Waneka Parkway.
Reports from authorities show that an employee in his 40s arrived at the facility for his shift. After entering the lobby, the worker was confronted by a 95-year-old resident. The resident then shot the worker in the head. Police arrived at the scene and took the shooter into custody. The worker was rushed to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased. At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the victim who lost their life in this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Workplace Accidents in Colorado
Each year, more than 5,250 people across the United States die from injuries suffered on the job. More than 75 of fatally-injured workers are here in Colorado. Although there are an array of causes of fatal workplace accidents, inadequate security measures are one of the leading causes. In fact, thousands of people die each year while on the job as a result of being shot, stabbed, or brutally attacked by guests or coworkers. When facilities fail to adequately implement security measures, the uncertain conditions of workplaces leave people vulnerable to unexpected obstacles they face day in and day out.
Workplace accidents are particularly devastating because they leave families to face overwhelming mental and emotional consequences. Additionally, families often lose a source of income they have grown to depend on. When workers lose their place on the job, it is crucial that their families reach out to Colorado wrongful death lawyers as soon as possible.
Burg Simpson’s workman’s comp lawyers in Colorado have extensive experience protecting the legal rights of families who have lost loved ones in workplace accidents due to the negligence of others. Our law firm is committed to helping those harmed rebuild their lives after having their loved ones taken away due to an accident. Our attorney has extensive resources, a nationwide reputation, and a proven track record of successfully helping victims and their families protect their legal rights after fatal accidents. We go to the scene of the accident to investigate. We undercover dangerous conditions that may have led to the accident, review training logs, look through inspection records and gather various other documents and pieces of evidence to ensure families have the most persuasive case possible moving forward. Our team stops at nothing to ensure families get the justice they deserve after losing loved ones at businesses throughout our state. Contact our accident lawyers in Colorado, at (888) 895-2080 to explore legal options available for you.
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