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Fatal Workplace Accident at U.S. Steel’s Gary Works

A Hobart man was killed Monday night, January 30, in an industrial workplace accident at the U.S. Steel Gary Works complex in Gary, Indiana. Michael M. Shoemaker was 55 years old and was pronounced dead at the scene due to blunt force trauma after being wedged between two rail cars. This industrial accident is currently under investigation by both the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Gary Works’ security and safety department.

Industrial accidents are often fatal and leave the injured/deceased worker’s family not only emotionally devastated but financially drained as well. Families of deceased workers due to workplace accidents, such as the family of Michael Shoemaker, are entitled to Worker’s Compensation Death Benefits. With the help of an experienced and compassionate fatal workplace accident attorney, families of injured or deceased workers begin to rebuild their lives and their futures.

The knowledgeable work injury attorneys at Wagner Reese have over 60 years of combined experience to ensure that you and your family receive the maximum benefits you deserve. Call us today for a free initial consultation at (888) 676-1598.

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has been selected repeatedly by his peers as an "Indiana Super Lawyer" and was awarded "Trial Lawyer of the Year" in 2006 by the Trial Lawyers Association. Stephen's law expertise are in the areas of personal injury, worker's compensation, civil rights, class action litigation and medical malpractice.

Posted: 1/31/2012 12:09:34 PM by Stephen M. Wagner | with 0 comments


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