A California corrections officer was killed recently while on duty when his SUV overturned and rolled. His service dog was in the vehicle with him and was killed as well. The officer was leading a five vehicle prisoner caravan when he appeared to have lost control of his SUV. Unfortunately, some workplace accidents such as this one happen on what is considered a routine call.
Fatal accidents suffered while working can leave surviving family members reeling from an unexpected loss. Even when a job has obvious danger associated with it, few expect that someone who leaves for work that morning may not be returning home safely that evening. In certain cases, surviving relatives may be able to file for workers' compensation survivor benefits to help cover some of the final costs associated with a loved one's death. One California worker recently suffered fatal injuries when a lion at the exotic animal park where she worked mauled her.