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Woman dies while working at Goodyear plant


The loss of any worker in a fatal workplace accident is a devastating occurrence. A woman who worked for Goodyear recently died in a workplace accident at the plant where she worked. The Goodyear plant where the woman worked is several hours northeast of the Asheville area. The 56-year old victim was a windup operator and roll changer at Goodyear and had worked for Goodyear for 15 years. She died during a recent accident at the Goodyear plant which is being investigated by regulatory authorities. Goodyear released a statement that the accident was reported to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and that they are cooperating with the investigation into the factory accident.

Workplace accidents create a number of unexpected challenges and concerns for workers and their families who are negatively impacted. Workers and families may suffer in different ways following a workplace accident which is why different options are available through the workers' compensation process to ensure the needs of injured workers and families harmed by a workplace accident are adequately met.

Workers who have been harmed in a workplace accident may receive benefits for medical expenses and lost earnings. Additional benefits, such as vocation training, may also be available to injured workers in some circumstances. Additionally, families of loved ones lost or injured in a workplace accident may also receive benefits in one form or another through the workers' compensation process. Most commonly, families of workers killed in a workplace accident may receive death benefits following the unexpected loss of a loved one.

Going out each day to earn a living is what many workers commonly do. Being unexpectedly injured or otherwise harmed is a devastating disruption to many workers and their families which is why the workers' compensation process, and other legal options in some circumstances, works to protect workers.

Source: GoDanRiver.com, "Goodyear accident victim identified," John R. Crane, Sept. 1, 2015

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