Paterson, NJ – Walter Mercado McWhorter, 66, Killed in Workplace Crash at Covanta Sanitation Company

Paterson, NJ – Walter Mercado McWhorter, 66, Killed in Workplace Crash at Covanta Sanitation Company

Paterson, NJ (February 7, 2023) – A man from Paterson lost his life after he was hit by a vehicle at work on Saturday, February 4. Information provided by local officials shows the incident occurred on Fulton Street shortly before 9:00 a.m. 

The man, identified as Walter Mercado McWhorter, 66, was hit by a truck at the Covanta Sanitation Company. He succumbed to his injuries at the scene, sources said. 

Police in Paterson are investigating the details of the crash. 

We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim. 

New Jersey Workplace Accidents

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that there were just shy of three million workplace illnesses and injuries in 2016, a reduction of 48,500 victims from the previous year.

Trade jobs have the highest number of workers who sustain serious and fatal injuries in the United States. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, over 5,100 total workplace deaths took place in 2016.  

Our New Jersey workplace accident attorneys work hard to make sure that you get the medical care you need and that your financial situation is stable after a construction accident. If you are the surviving family member of the deceased victim of a fatal workplace accident, you need to contact a wrongful death attorney who can help you recover. The wrongful death lawyers in Paterson from Metro Law have decades of experience helping grieving families collect the maximum compensation available for the damages they face in relation to their loved one’s passing. 

Working with an effective and knowledgeable lawyer after a workplace accident will ensure you are able to fully recover and collect fair compensation for your damages. Our Paterson personal injury attorneys at Metro Law have over four decades of experience helping thousands of victims get the justice and compensation they deserve after being injured in a workplace accident.

Our workplace accident attorneys work hard to ensure that victims know their rights and guide them through every step of the legal process.

The attorneys at Metro Law are available 24 hours a day to help victims by answering questions they may have about legal options available to them after being harmed by someone else’s negligence. Contact our New Jersey personal injury lawyers at (800) 469-6476 at your earliest convenience to schedule a free case evaluation.  

Notes: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post, including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified. If you have identified any false information in the story or would like the post to be removed, please inform us immediately, and we will correct the information or remove the post. 

Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Metro Law strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident. The photos depicted in this post are not from the actual accident scene.