A woman in Appleton who lost her spouse in an accident made a plea to the public to make sure that road construction workers are safe, an article of Post-Crescent reported on April 12.
Karen Burkhalter’s spouse, Derrick is among the 12 workers who were killed in the workplace last year in Calumet County. Derrick, 50, died of serious injuries on May 4 last year when the sweeper vehicle he was operating was struck from behind by another vehicle. Karen stressed the need for motorists to pay attention and slow down when approaching road workers. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) and other agencies are expected to work together to keep road workers safe from motorists. DOT Secretary Mark Gottlieb advised vehicle drivers to be 100 percent attentive when passing work zones.
Unfortunately, many families are left suffering from great emotional, physical and financial loss after losing a loved one in workplace accidents. If you have found yourself in this situation in Appleton, a wrongful death lawyer of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® may work for you . Call us today at 800-242-2874 to begin taking legal actions against negligent parties.