San Pedro, CA - Worker Dies in Forklift Accident at Berth 270

San Pedro, CA – Worker Dies in Forklift Accident at Berth 270

San Pedro, CA (March 18, 2024) – A worker lost their life on Monday at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro after becoming trapped beneath a forklift, according to local authorities.
The incident was reported to the Los Angeles Fire Department and San Pedro officials at 10:40 a.m. at Berth 270.
Upon the arrival of personnel, the trapped worker was pronounced deceased at the site. Further information regarding the incident was not available, and authorities only confirmed that the deceased has been identified as a male in his 30s. There is currently an investigation ongoing, and no additional details were released. 

We offer our deepest condolences to the deceased worker’s loved ones at this time.

Fatal Workplace Accidents in California

Workplace-related accidents have been on the rise over recent years in the state of California. Unfortunately, injuries are not the only reality that victims face. Some individuals even lose their lives in these catastrophic accidents each year. In the last year throughout California, in fact, it is estimated that roughly 5,000 fatalities resulted from workplace accidents. Some of the most common reasons for these accidents include some of the following reasons:

  • Slip and falls
  • Being hit by equipment
  • Electric shock
  • Transportation-related injuries

The truth is, workplace fatalities are easily preventable when precautions are taken in the workplace. If you have lost a loved one due to one of these accidents, it is imperative that you speak with an attorney that you can rely on.

Unsafe work conditions lead to fatalities in the workplace every year in California. Losing a loved one in one of these accidents can affect your life both emotionally and financially. If you have sustained these immense losses, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that pile up against you and your family. You should never have to worry about these aspects as you grieve the loss of your loved one. This is why it is crucial that you seek the experienced help of an Orange County wrongful death attorney in your time of need.

We will compassionately assist you and ensure that your rights are being protected during one of the most difficult moments in your life. Before you accept a settlement offer from a large insurance company, you should speak with an attorney who has your best interests in mind. Please call (949) 309-0990 as soon as possible to speak with a San Pedro-area accident lawyer from Russell & Lazarus, APC.

Note: This post was created through the use of secondary sources such as state and local news sources, police accident reports, social media platforms and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents that take place in Orange County. The facts surrounding this accident have not been independently verified; therefore, if any information is incorrect, please contact Russell & Lazarus APC, Personal Injury Lawyer, so we can update the post with the most accurate information available. We will remove this post upon request. 

Disclaimer: This is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post is intended to be medical or legal advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene.

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