Every year thousands of construction workers are killed or seriously injured on the job even though many California and Federal regulations require safety measures to be implemented at the workplace. Construction sites can be a very dangerous place because of the heavy equipment and other hazards found there.
A 32-year old laborer died when he was struck in the head by a forklift bucket at a job site near Victorville.
The fatal accident happened while the crew was lining a waste water pond. Reports indicate that a forklift moving large rolls of liner struck the man. He was pronounced dead at the scene. There were no other injuries reported.
The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department and Cal/OSHA are investigating the death.
When a family loses a member to a work-related incident, they are left with questions about hazardous job conditions and other circumstances that caused their loved one's death. The most important one is whether the company he worked for is responsible for his death and can be sued. The answer is yes.
If a loved one has suffered death due to neglect in the workplace, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact a San Bernardino attorney experienced in Personal Injury who will help you file a wrongful death lawsuit so you can be compensated for the damages and loss you incurred. While money cannot fully compensate for the loss of a loved one, compensation for medical expenses and lost earnings can help ensure a stable future for you and your family.