A California family lost a husband and father when he died after a wall collapsed on him at the construction site where he was working. The 51-year-old father of three was working and eating lunch in a trench with another construction worker on the site of a new car dealership when a wall collapsed on the pair.
In most cases of personal injury, the victim sues the responsible party for compensation to cover the financial consequences of the accident. What happens, however, if the person does not survive? Can someone else sue by proxy?
California depends on motor vehicles to keep its economy running at full strength. A variety of trucks, semis and other cargo-bearing vehicles now crowd the state's interstate highways and lesser roads, making drivers and pedestrians more reliant on driver safety.
Construction accidents are quite common. They are also usually very devastating. The sad thing is most of them are also preventable. Accidents can often be attributed to someone not paying attention or someone ignoring safety rules. Of all the people of a construction site, it is the supervisor who probably has the most control over the situations that lead to accidents.
Motorcycles are one of the most convenient ways to travel the roads of California. Anyone who has seen a traffic jam on a Bay Area freeway has probably wished they were on a bike for it.
California is experiencing a building boom, thanks to a thriving diversified economy that needs more homes and office space. That activity can come with a price, as more construction vehicles and other heavy machinery ends up near pedestrians and drivers.
Did you know that electrocution is the fourth leading cause of fatal injuries in the construction industry? As a construction worker, you need to know the facts about electrical hazards. If your employer does not properly supervise your construction site or train you for electrical equipment, you could end up seriously injured.