A recent Oxnard work accident has resulted in the death of one construction worker, and the serious injuries of another. The Los Angeles Times reported that a crane collapsed while in operation at a construction site, causing the fatal incident.
Apparently the crane was “lifting part of a concrete wall when it failed and collapsed, and part of [the crane] struck the man.” This worker, a 54-year-old carpenter from Palmdale, was pronounced dead at the scene due to the hit. Another worker injured his hands in the incident and was taken to the hospital. The site is now closed while investigators look into what may have caused the collapse.
Unfortunately, construction sites and working with heavy machinery can be very dangerous. However, in a situation like this, where a worker was killed and another injured by the failure of heavy machinery at work, there are ways for the victim or their family to be compensated financially. This is possible by filing legal claims against the responsible parties. Possible claims include: