We all have to work for a living. But we don’t expect to hurt while at work. Unfortunately, accidents happen. Usually, they’re minor and we suffer a few bumps and bruises. We may even be out of work for a few weeks. Sadly, some of these accidents are more serious. Some are even fatal as a Watershed employee dies in a freak accident.
The person involved was a 38-year old Sandy Springs woman named Aquarius Johnson. She worked for the Office of Watershed Protection in Sandy Springs as an erosion and sediment inspector. Aquarius Johnson’s family and friends called her AJ. Now, they’re going to her funeral.
AJ was on her way to a site inspection earlier this week in her company vehicle when a tree crashed on top of her car. The tree smashed onto the top of the vehicle, killing Johnson instantly. Johnson had worked for the company for 17-months. However, her managers said that she had already made a positive impact on the department.
Aquarius Johnson was only 38-years old at the time of the accident. She was a hard worker and was killed while doing her job. Everyone spoke highly of her and said she will be dearly missed.
There has been no comment from the victim’s family yet. However, they will certainly have a potential claim for workers compensation and wrongful death. It will depend on what they determine caused the tree to fall. If it was due to negligence on the part of a third party, they can also be named in the suit.
If your loved one is injured on the job or you get hurt at work, contact our office immediately. Schedule a free initial consultation so you can meet with one of our skilled lawyers.