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Dennis Bennett Dies at Work While Operating a Large Piece of Equipment in Bruce, Mississippi

Calhoun County, Miss — A man working at the Weyerhaeuser sawmill on Highway 9 died while operating a large piece of equipment. The incident happened on Thursday afternoon.

No further details have been provided.

Thoughts on fatal workplace accidents

So many workers lose their lives while working (5,486 fatal work injuries in 2022) that people begin to assume the risk of serious injury or death is just part of the job. This isn’t so. No one should have to go to work and face the prospect of enduring a serious, life-altering injury or even death, forever changing not only their life but also that of their family.

In this case, we do not have many details about what happened or why. However, we do know that most workplace deaths can be prevented with the proper safety measures in place. Employers must conduct regular equipment inspections and repairs to ensure machines are fully operational. They also must ensure safety measures are in place to prevent known risks and dangers. Did these important safety measures happen here?

We are left with many unanswered questions. What caused Mr. Bennett to pass away? Was this a preventable accident? Did any negligence play a role? The surviving family deserves to know what happened to their loved one. A thorough investigation will need to happen to determine what happened and whether any safety protocols were compromised.

All responsible parties should be held accountable if any wrongdoing or negligence is discovered.



The Ammons Law Firm represents clients nationwide in catastrophic injury and wrongful death litigation, with extensive experience in complex auto/tire defect and commercial vehicle cases.

Disclaimer: This post is not legal advice. Information contained in this blog was compiled from third-party sources or is the opinion of the author. Please inform us immediately if false or misleading information is contained in this post.





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