A public worker was killed in an accident in St. Louis Tuesday afternoon.
The incident occurred at Carondelet Park. A city worker was operating a tractor when it unexpectedly rolled over and crushed the man. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene and has yet to be identified pending notification of next-of-kin. Local authorities are investigating the accident and will release their findings in due time.
Workplace accidents are always investigated for equipment failures, negligence, and other possibilities. Needless to say, liability must be established so that victims or their families can find closure. These are trying times for aggrieved parties and consulting legal experts is always advised so that any appropriate legal claim or option can be thoroughly explored.