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El Paso Worker’s Death at Sewage Plant Under Investigation


An El Paso worker who worked for the city died this week on the job and authorities are eager to figure out just exactly what led up to his untimely and tragic workplace death. According to local news reports, the El Paso Times, the worker, identified as 34-year-old Jordan Haynesworth, of El Paso, died “following an incident” where he was working his shift for El Paso Water, at the Roberto Bustamante Wastewater Treatment Plant, a sewage plant in El Paso’s Lower Valley. Information about Mr. Haynesworth’s death is very scarce as investigators piece together the events of Friday afternoon, April 26, the day that Mr. Haynesworth fell victim to an on-the-job accident that took his life. However, reports indicate that at around 2:00 p.m., El Paso Fire Department responders were called to the Bustamante sewage plant to assist with a worker who was trapped in a water tank. Although it appears from reports that firefighters and first responders were able to free Mr. Haynesworth from the water tank, “a death on the scene was declared and law enforcement contacted.” Importantly, the Bustamante sewage plant was undergoing construction, but the accident was reportedly not within the construction zone. The Bustamante sewage plant handles up to 39 million gallons of sewage each day, and has been in operation for 32 years.

El Paso Water spokespersons released a statement regarding the terrible death of Mr. Haynesworth, stating, “Our heart goes out to the employee’s family during this difficult time.” News outlets reached out to law enforcement authorities investigating the workplace death, and police indicated that they are looking into the matter, but provided no further information, noting, “We investigate every death.”

Justice for the Families of Workers Killed on the Job in Decatur

No family should have to lose a loved one to an on-the-job accident. However, the sad and awful truth is that Decatur workers and workers across the country face hazards and life-threatening risks on the job each day. If your loved one was killed on the job in Decatur, it is important to know about your rights and options under Georgia workers’ compensation laws. Under Georgia workers’ compensation laws, certain dependent members of most Decatur families who have lost a loved one to a workplace accident are entitled to workers’ compensation death benefits. In order to determine whether you may be entitled to Georgia workers’ compensation death benefits in Decatur, it is best to speak to an experienced Decatur workers’ compensation lawyer as soon as possible about your rights and options.

The experienced Decatur workers’ compensation lawyers at the O’Connell Law Firm are here to help Decatur families navigate the difficult Georgia workers’ compensation process. They are experienced in workers’ compensation death benefits cases and workers’ compensation cases in Decatur. If you or a loved one were seriously injured on the job and you need legal assistance in Decatur, contact the experienced Decatur workers’ compensation lawyers at the O’Connell Law Firm today.



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