When you or a loved one works in construction, you know there are risks. However, employers have a duty to ensure their workers are reasonably safe from harm. At the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach, we understand that construction incidents happen, and injured workers may not know where to turn. Our knowledgeable and experienced will investigate your case and work to secure the compensation you deserve. Today, our Los Angeles on the job injury attorneys want to talk about a recent construction accident at Disneyland.
We want to bring you a story from a little out of our coverage area because we think it highlights some issues that we regularly discuss concerning workplace safety. A construction worker has been killed in an incident that happened at Disneyland. Authorities say that a man working in a backstage area in a trench in the early morning hours of Aug. 30 was struck by a large steel plate after a piece of equipment accidentally struck a cross beam and knocked it down.
Anaheim police say the injured worker was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. The man’s identity has not yet been released. A state agency investigating the incident says that the 38-year-old man worked for a contractor.
Disneyland Resort released a statement extending their sympathies to the man’s family.
The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health says they are investigating the incident.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) says that there were approximately 2.8 million workplace injuries and illnesses during the latest reporting year of data available. OSHA tells us that during that same year, there were 5,147 worker deaths. Many of those were in the construction industry. Construction does have risks, and OSHA lists the top four causes of construction deaths as:
It is vital that construction companies give their workers the proper equipment and safety training necessary for all aspects of their job.
If you or a loved one have been injured at work due to the careless or negligent actions of another person or the company, you should seek legal assistance. At the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach, we understand that these cases can become complex and that you need to be compensated for your losses. Let us get to work so we can secure the following:
If your employer was grossly negligent or your injuries were caused by a negligent third party, we will seek to obtain pain and suffering damages as well as punitive damages. When you need a Los Angeles on the job injury lawyer, you can contact us for a free consultation by calling us at 818-609-7005.