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Fatal work-related accident kills construction worker

On Behalf of | Jan 24, 2019 | High Risk Occupations |

Construction and maintenance work are common sights throughout California. This is beneficial to workers and the economy as it provides jobs and creates commercial and private properties and keep structures, roads and other vital aspects of society safe. Despite the benefits, there are natural dangers inherent with construction. Falls, being hit by vehicles, and incidents with tools are all common and can lead to injuries and death. Those who have lost a loved one in a fatal work-related accident must have legal assistance.

A worker who was on a structure at an Amazon warehouse fell to his death. The man was stationed at an unknown height when he fell. Emergency responders arrived at the scene and declared the man dead. California Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the accident to try to determine what happened.

Construction workers are especially at risk as part of their work requires they place themselves in jeopardy with injuries and fatalities possible. If they are injured or killed, their family can be impacted financially. The circumstances of the incident are often the key to a successful legal filing. Many employers do not have the proper safety procedures, requirements and oversight. Some employers pressure their workers to take inadvisable risks. No matter the situation, an investigation is critical to the case.

If a worker is killed in an accident, the victim’s family should contact an attorney to discuss filing a wrongful death lawsuit. As the family prepares for the future, having legal guidance from a law firm that represents people who have lost loved ones working at high risk occupations is imperative.

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