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Worker's Fiancée, Unborn Child Get Benefits for His Fatal Fall

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 | 182 | 0 | 31 min read

A Louisiana appellate court ruled that a worker’s fiancée and unborn child were entitled to benefits after he fell to his death from a helicopter. Case: Perez v. Irby Construction Co., No. 19-454, 01/29/2020, published. Facts: Travis Chiokai worked for the Irby Construction Co. In November 2017, Chiokai was working on electrical lines while attached to a "long line" from a helicopter. He suffered fatal injuries when he fell 100 feet after the line securing him to the helicopter was severed. Chiokai was engaged to and living with Latashia V. Perez. She w...

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