San Francisco news reports that one man has died in a fatal construction accident. The incident occurred at the Moscone Center in downtown San Francisco. The worker had been operating a cherry picker inside an underground ramp, and was standing on the equipment when he collided with the ceiling. Whenever a construction accident occurs, its important to begin an investigation into all of the factors that may have caused or contributed to an incident.
While the majority of workplace accidents are covered by California worker’s compensation laws, in some instances, it may be possible to bring a civil action for damages. This may be the case where a construction company is negligent in allowing unreasonably dangerous or hazardous conditions to exist on their property or where a third party’s negligence leads to any accident – such as by providing defective equipment or machinery that leads to an accident.
The recent work place accident will be investigated by the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (CalOsha) as well as the police.
For more information or if you or a loved one has suffered a serious workplace accident, please contact the experienced California personal injury lawyers at Bostwick and Peterson for an immediate consultation.