OSHA and Iowa Division of Labor investigate fatal Walmart accident

An online report published by the Clinton Herald on Saturday, January 18 stated that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Iowa Division of Labor are currently investigating the death of Charles M. Wilson, 63. Wilson died in a Walmart storage room in Clinton on January 1.

Executive officer of OSHA Jens Nissen said in an interview that the investigation hopes to be concluded within six months. Meanwhile, a spokesperson with the company claimed Walmart is currently working with OSHA on the investigation.

Wilson sustained injuries after falling off a ladder in the store’s storage room. He was rushed to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, but was pronounced dead five days later.

Unfortunately, workplace accidents can be fatal, causing painful and tragic losses such as this. If you have lost a loved one in a workplace accident in Des Moines, talk with a lawyer from LaMarca Law Group, P.C., about pursuing workers’ compensation and benefits to help you through this difficult time. We can be reached at 877-327-2600.


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