Tustin, CA (December 20, 2023) – A man was killed while excavating a roadway on a worksite near Tustin in Orange County on Wednesday morning, December 20, according to local authorities.
The Orange County Fire Authority reported that firefighters were dispatched to Newport Avenue near Crawford Canyon Road at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday in response to a serious work accident that took place. The man was pronounced deceased at the scene, 15 feet underground in an excavation trench that had collapsed on top of him, per the OCFA. The details regarding his identity were not immediately accessible, and an investigation is still being conducted into the circumstances surrounding his death. No further information was released, but the inquiry into the incident is ongoing.
We extend our sincere condolences to the deceased man’s family.
Workers should be able to do their jobs without fear of harm in a safe workplace. Although precautions are taken, incidents involving injuries and accidents may sometimes transpire. Workplace injuries are all too prevalent in California, despite the state’s stellar reputation for industry. The most frequent injuries that occur in California workplaces, as well as what causes them, what effects they have, and how to avoid them vary, depending on the type of work accident that occurred.
Protecting workers’ health and ensuring a safe working environment are of the utmost importance. Injuries sustained on the job may cause physical pain, mental suffering, and monetary hardship for businesses and their workers alike.
Of course, a construction or worksite accident can cause significant interruptions to your normal life, including new financial worries resulting from medical expenses for treatments to lost income from not being able to work during your recovery. Moreover, when you’ve lost a loved one in one of these incidents, the aftermath can be particularly devastating. Depending on the circumstances of your accident, you may be entitled to compensation from those who caused the accident.
The days after a construction accident can feel overwhelming. A trusted construction accident lawyer can help you move forward after your accident or your loved one’s death and help you regain control by assisting you in filing a claim against the party at fault. An experienced attorney will help choose the best options for the circumstances of your case that will help you receive the most compensation.
If you or a family member were in a construction accident and were injured because of someone else’s negligence, you should speak to an experienced car accident lawyer right away. Contact a Tustin construction accident attorney by calling (888) 539-3154 to see how we can help you.
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.
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