The Tri-City Herald.com reports that Randall Johnston, 43, of Kennewick was killed after a 500 pound pallet fell on his chest at his place of work in Pasco.
According to the report, the industrial accident occurred at Con-Way freight.
The Department of Labor & Industries is investigating the cause of the industrial accident.
This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured in work-related accidents and the family of those killed.
Nearly 100 people are killed in work-related accidents every year in Washington state. According to OSHA statistics, 50% of construction accidents occur to people under the age of 45.