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Tragic fatal accident involving a Montana college student

Students attend colleges and universities to further their educations and gain real-world experience to begin or advance their careers. Often, stringent guidelines and safety precautions are maintained in trade programs to protect both the student and the college. When these measures fail and a student is injured or killed the family of the victim may feel anger at the situation and anxiety for mounting medical costs. Recently, a tragic fatal accident involving a Montana college student occurred leaving many people with many questions.

The Montana student was attending a local college for a building course. In the learning environment, scaffolding was allegedly built and then utilized by the students. The student fell from the configuration being used in class, and suffered very severe injuries. Paramedics rendered aid at the time of the fatal accident and he was then taken to a nearby hospital to receive additional treatment.

Reports state that the student unfortunately passed away from his injuries at the hospital. Officials have not released information detailing the nature of his injuries or how they may have caused his death. Also, it has not been released as to who was responsible for the construction of the scaffolding edifice that the student allegedly fell from; was it supplied by the school or built by students.

In situations where a person suffers wrongful death due to the negligence of another party, like faulty construction, the surviving family may seek a death claim against the liable party. The loved ones of the student who lost his life may feel poignant grief as they make funerary arrangement and prepare for the possibility of lawful pursuance should the accident be a wrongful death situation. As the investigation continues in the tragic fatal accident involving a Montana college student, responsibility for the fall may be documented.

Source:, FVCC student death under investigation, Aaron Traylor, Sept. 23, 2013

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