Worker deaths at construction sites in San Jose and San Mateo have state safety regulators taking a closer look at area jobsites. KTVU News just reported on California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health’s (CalOSHA’s) closer inspection of Bay Area construction sites. On May 21, 48-year-old Victorino Campos-Tovar died after falling three stories while unloading sheet rock at a worksite in San Jose. On May 20, 54-year-old Elias Vera of Fairfield died after falling nine feet at a construction site in San Mateo.
National Safety Stand-Down Week
From June 2-6, Cal/OSHA is participating in the National Safety Stand-Down Week. They will be encouraging employers to discuss how to avoid falls on the construction site. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration reports that falls are the leading cause of death for construction workers. Falls accounted for 269 of the 775 construction site fatalities in 2012. Additionally, fall prevention safety standards were among the top 10 most frequently cited OSHA standards in 2012.
Preventable Workplace Accidents
Unfortunately, when workplaces aren’t following proper regulations, workers can become injured and killed. Negligence and preventable workplace accidents are absolutely unacceptable. Since workplace accidents can often be costly for insurance companies and construction businesses, it may be necessary to hire an attorney with access to an experienced investigative team. Determining if negligence caused your loved ones death will be the first priority.
Wrongful Death on the Jobsite
If you have lost a loved one in a construction accident or some other type of workplace accident, you should contact an experienced wrongful death attorney as soon as possible. The team at the Alexander Law Group, LLP can answer your questions and help you navigate through this difficult time. We work with accident reconstruction experts and a team of investigators to make sure your family gets the compensation they deserve after losing a loved one due to negligence.
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