Engaging in construction work means you are more likely than not working with large machinery, heavy power tools and sharp blades. Construction workers are more often than not working in areas that put them at risk for some sort of personal injury. The combination of the two means that construction workers are more vulnerable to personal injury accidents that can result in significant injuries or even death than your average worker. When a worker is hurt while doing construction, a personal injury lawsuit may be the only way for them to begin to recover. The Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates has a team of expert construction site personal injury attorneys who have recovered millions of dollars in damages for our Massachusetts clients.
Two construction companies have been ordered to pay nearly $30,000 in fines for a dislodged mud pipe that struck a construction worker in San Diego, California knocking him off his platform in May. Frederick Von Kahl, a 56 year-old resident of Wyoming, died late May when a valve ruptured and struck him in the chest in San Diego. The incident occurred on the 5700 block of Camiones Way near the U.S.-Mexico border. Mr. Von Kahl was working for Earth Tech, who employed him and another person to perform drill rig operations at the construction site.
His work partner had stepped away to use the bathroom when he heard a loud noise, according to the investigation report. Earth Tech did not know what caused the mud pipe to dislodge, but witnesses said the hose was reportedly in the “closed” position prior to dislodging. Both companies were issued serious citations, totaling $27,000 in proposed penalties, and have appealed their citations.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or died while working construction, you may be entitled to substantial compensation for your pain and suffering, lost wages, and medical expenses. Please contact one of our expert Massachusetts construction site accident attorney specialists or expert wrongful death lawyers here at our Boston, Massachusetts law firm by phone at 617-787-3700 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our team of experienced Massachusetts attorneys will help you. Your needs are our top priority!