When we get up in the morning, the last thing we expect is to get hurt at work. We kiss our family goodbye and head off to another day of hard work. Our family has no reason to think they’ll never see us again. Sadly, for dozens of people in Georgia, this is the case every year. A worker in Sandy Springs killed by a falling tree.
It was certainly the case for Aquarius Johnson, an erosion and sediment control inspector for the Office of Watershed Protection in Sandy Springs. Johnson, known by her friends and coworkers as AJ, was driving toward an inspection site last week when a tree fell on her vehicle.
The tree crushed the vehicle, killing Johnson instantly. She was in a company vehicle at the time. She had only worked with the company for about a year and a half, but she was valued and loved by all. They say she will be sorely missed.
Aquarius Johnson was 38-years old. She was said to be a lovely person who had already made an impact at work. Sadly, now she is dead. Killed on the job while doing what she was paid to do.
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.
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