Trench collapse involved in fatal construction accident

While most everyone in California is aware that all workplaces hold some degree of risk, some may not fully realize the harm that those who work in construction face every day that they report to work. Unfortunately, a recent construction accident in another state emphasizes the dangers that these workers face. Reports indicate that the victim passed away as a result of injuries suffered in the accident.

The accident happened one day in February. According to reports, the victim was a young man who worked for a excavation company that had been contracted to work for the city on a road project. At the time of the incident, crews were reportedly installing new sewer and water lines. They were said to be moving safety equipment when the trench collapsed.

Reports indicate that the victim either tripped and fell into the trench or the ground beneath him gave way. Co-workers and police officers were able to extricate him, and rescue workers provided CPR. Unfortunately, he passed away as a result of the injuries he suffered.

Most employers in California and across the country are committed to protecting the safety of their workers. Unfortunately, a construction accident can happen at work sites where multiple safety precautions are in place. Now a family is left mourning the loss of their loved one and potentially wondering how they will cope with the medical bills, funeral expenses and lost wages that may accompany it. Because of the potential for harm while completing work responsibilities, employers are required to provide workers' compensation insurance benefits to assist workers with any costs associated with a work-related injury. These benefits often extend to certain family members in the event of a fatality.

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