While safety hazards may exist in virtually all professions, some fields might inherently prove somewhat more dangerous than others. Individuals in California who operate in the construction industry could encounter a variety of potential safety risks each day, such as the possibility of falling from heights or being hit by falling objects. A man was killed during a recent construction accident in another state after he was hit by and trapped underneath a collapsed wall.
Reports indicate that emergency responders arrived at the scene of the incident on a recent Wednesday evening. According to reports, the man was performing job-related tasks on a project to widen a road. Authorities were advised that a retention wall suddenly collapsed and fell on the worker, causing him to be trapped underneath in the process.
While initial efforts were made to rescue him, he passed away before they could reach and free him and the focus shifted toward recovering his body. An investigation into the incident is underway but so far no details have been provided as to what might have caused the incident to occur. Even with hard hats and safety gear equipped, those hit and trapped by heavy objects run the unfortunate risk of suffering severe or even fatal harm in the process.
Suffering the untimely loss of someone close in a fatal construction accident can be a difficult thing to accept. While grief can be stressful enough as is, surviving loved ones may also face financial hardships that may accompany end-of-life expenses and a loss of income, and they might be left with questions about their available options for financial aid. Fortunately, there are attorneys in California who can evaluate the incident thoroughly and assist a person in preparing a strategy with which to seek the full amount of compensation achievable through all applicable outlets.