California construction workers are in a high-risk industry. The risks increase when workers or others are careless or reckless on the job. A tragedy occurred in another state after an incident involving a construction vehicle.
A woman was reportedly working on a crew that was grinding pavement near an intersection when a dump truck backed over her. Responders attempted to save the 52-year-old’s life. However, she did survive the injuries.
Man who drove the truck is under investigation
The tragedy occurred on a recent Friday just before 10 a.m. A 54-year-old man was behind the wheel of a dump truck that drove over a construction worker on a job site. He was transported to a local hospital for reasons of investigation. The county sheriff’s department is leading the investigation. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration responds when a construction worker or other employee dies in a workplace accident. OSHA typically focuses its investigation. On whether any safety rules or guidelines were violated.
When incidents like this one occur in California, it sometimes leads to third-party legal claims. In cases where a worker has died, a spouse or other immediate family member would be able to file a claim if the party deemed negligent was not a co-worker of the victim. It is beneficial to seek legal counsel before going to court. Litigation is stressful, which is another reason why it is helpful to have support from an experienced attorney.