It may be no secret to anyone in California who works in the construction industry that jobs in this sector put workers in potentially hazardous situations on a fairly regular basis. It is for this reason that there are so many safety regulations and laws in place. Workers should be able to know that their employers follow these rules so that they feel safe when going to work each day.
At the site of a future new car dealership, crews were forced to stop working when a tragic accident injured one of their colleagues and killed another. The incident occured in southern San Diego County in the city of El Cajon. A few months ago a concrete wall had been erected along the construction site. On one particular day, 30 feet of that wall came crushing down. One man working at the site was injured although the nature of his injuries and his current condition are not known.
Another worker who was 51 years old was crushed beneath the weight of the wall and died. For nearly an hour and a half, crews are said to have worked to remove the debris from the site. The California division of the Occupational Safety Health Administration will be launching an investigation into the fatal worksite accident. Potential causes may involve the design of the trench.
When workers are involved in jobsite accidents, they or their family members might want to talk to a lawyer to learn how to get help.
Source: NBC San Diego, "1 Dead, 1 Injured After 6-Foot Wall Collapses at Construction Site," Samantha Tatro, April 4, 2017