Cory Driscoll Dies in Red Wing, MN, Skid Loader Accident
Red Wing, MN -- November 4, 2016, Cory Driscoll was killed as the result of an accident in which he was struck by a skid loader.
Reports say that 38-year-old Driscoll was doing work for Town & Country Fence, which is based out of Brooklyn Park, MN. For reasons that aren't clear, he somehow made contact with a skid loader while working. The result of this was that he sustained fatal injuries. It's unclear if he was pronounced dead at the scene or later at a hospital.
Authorities have not said what the cause of the accident was, nor whether or not Driscoll was the one operating the skid loader. No additional information is currently available.
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I think this accident is another example of the issues that come with OSHA reports. The OSHA report for this accident says, "Worker killed after striking windshield of skid loader." How exactly did Driscoll strike the windshield? Does it mean that the machinery ran into him? How did the he come into contact with the machine in the first place? Who was driving? Why couldn't either person avoid the incident?
Time and time again I come across these work accidents with scarce or vague details. I don't think it's reasonable for someone to be killed in an accident only to give their family an eight word summary on the accident. This accident needs to be investigated more closely by an independent professional. The concern here is two-fold. One, the surviving family of the victim deserves to know the full story of what happened in the accident. The second thing is that if this accident was caused by dangerous working conditions--whether it was another employee or the environment itself--then those issues need to be addressed as soon as possible. If no one fixes the problems that lead to fatal work accidents, then others could suffer the same fate.
--Grossman Law Offices