A cattle ranch worker in Mitchell recently succumbed to his injuries after
a serious on-the-job accident. The victim, R.D., was sorting cattle in
the morning when he was apparently knocked to the ground by a steer and
trampled. The 65-year-old man suffered severe head injuries and was rushed
by ambulance to Scottbluff's Regional West Medical Center in critical
condition, and remained in the intensive care unit for several days. Unfortunately,
his injuries were too severe and he passed away three days after the incident.
Family and friends gathered at a funeral chapel in Scottsbluff to mourn
his passing. There was no information regarding whether or not his family
plans on pursuing a
wrongful death claim against the ranch owner for the tragic accident.
Working on a ranch means being around heavy equipment and large animals,
which can lead to potentially dangerous situations if all safety precautions
are not followed. Operating a ranch safely means ensuring equipment is
regularly inspected and maintained as well as making sure that employees
are properly trained. If you were injured in a
ranch accident or a spouse, parent, child or sibling was killed on a ranch due to some
type of negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Make sure you
know your rights and options by speaking with an experienced legal professional
who understands what you are going through.
Attorney Robert Pahlke was raised and worked on his family's ranch,
and his firm is dedicated to providing excellent representation to clients
who have suffered an injury accident on a ranch, farm or other place of
employment. Contact our compassionate team at The Robert Pahlke Law Group
as soon as possible to discover how we can use our 30+ years of legal
experience to help your family obtain justice and maximum compensation!