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Ex-boxer suffers fatal personal injury in construction accident

Former athletes retain some level of fame after their retirement. Champions, in particular, hold a special place in many people's hearts and memories, and their injuries or deaths have the ability to greatly impact their fans. If the former athlete's death is not natural, then it may gain additional attention from more than former fans. It may have shocked many boxing fans to learn that a former heavyweight champion suffered a fatal personal injury at a construction sight in New Jersey.

The former champion, David Bey, was struck with falling piece of metal while working on a mixed-use real estate development project. This piece of metal was a piece of sheet steel being used in the construction of an elevator. An inspection done by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration revealed that the steel sheets were being lifted using the improper equipment when the metal fell. 

Because of the ex-boxer's fatal injury, the company could be fined more than $150,000. It has also been said that the company in charge of the project did not provide proper training for their employees. The OSHA report specifically referred to training regarding lifting equipment and the hazards related to them. 

Although they might not be directly affected by a former athlete's injury or death, fans can bring additional attention to the causes of these injuries or deaths. New Jersey residents who have suffered a personal injury as a result of another person's mistakes may be entitled to compensation and could benefit from speaking with an attorney. This compensation may be put towards medical costs or funeral costs when necessary. 

Source: insurancejournal.com, "New Jersey Construction Firm Cited in Accident That Killed Ex-Boxer", April 2, 2018

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