A new study released in October 2011 by the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) states that nearly all construction workers will experience on or more work-related injuries or illnesses over a lifetime‚ as well as a great risk of premature death. This conclusion was based off of data from multiple years and several different national sources‚ including the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.
The CPWR also estimates that over a 45-year career‚ a construction worker has a 75 percent chance of experiencing a disabling injury. On top of that shocking statistic‚ the same worker has a one in 200 chance of being fatally injured on the job. Unfortunately‚ Hispanic construction workers have a 20 percent higher likelihood of dying from a work-related injury. This is because Hispanic workers are often hired for lower-end‚ more dangerous jobs.
The study also states that individuals who start working earlier in the construction industry have a greater change of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and dust-related chest problems over a lifetime.
Though the problem can never be eliminated‚ the number of injuries and illnesses can be reduced. This report came out to raise awareness of the risks that construction workers face.
If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a construction site accident in San Diego‚ contact the experienced work injury lawyers at the Jurewitz Law Group. Call our personal injury office at 888-233-5020.
A 52-year-old Beaumont freeway worker suffered serious injuries in a car accident that occurred on July 20‚ 2011‚ around 10:41 p.m. along Highway 91 (US-91) in Riverside. The construction site accident happened in the freeway’s westbound lanes at Van Buren Boulevard. According to CHP‚ a 21-year-old female motorist driving a tan colored vehicle struck the victim.
The injured victim required CPR immediately following. The driver attempted to flee from the scene of the accident but was taken into custody by San Bernardino police. From the available information‚ it is clear that reckless and negligent driving of the motorist led to this serious car crash that left a construction worker seriously injured.
Now the investigating officers need to determine whether the female car driver was speeding‚ distracted or was driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Blood sample of the motorist have been taken by the blood technician to determine whether the driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
If the lady driver is found to be driving under influence of drugs or alcohol‚ she would have violated California Vehicle Code Section 23152(a). Also the fact that she tried to run from the acene of the accident makes her guilty of two felonies.
The injured freeway worker should immediately consult with an experienced Riverside County DUI car accident lawyer. An auto accident attorney would assure that the at-fault party is apprehended and brought to justice and would help the injured victim obtain timely compensation to cover treatment‚ medical and hospital costs‚ loss of wages‚ loss of earning capacity‚ and other accident-related damages.
Ross Jurewitz represents people injured in Riverside County DUI accidents and is the managing lawyer of the Jurewitz Law Group‚ a California personal injury law firm dedicated to representing families of people injured or killed in car crashes. If you or a loved one suffers from a serious car wreck injury‚ please contact our personal injury office at 888-233-5020.
An unidentified Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District employee was killed in a Beaumont commercial trucking accident that occurred on June 28‚ 2011‚ around 2:35 p.m. near Veile Avenue‚ south of 6th Street in Beaumont.
The truck driver was also hospitalized for an unrelated condition. There is very limited information on the accident. An investigation will be conducted to determine the cause of the accident‚ which points to negligence by the driver. The investigating officers need to determine whether the truck driver was speeding‚ distracted or was driving under the influence of drugs. If it is found that the truck driver was speeding or was driving negligently‚ then he and his employer may be held liable for victim’s wrongful death.
The victim’s family is advised to consult with an experienced Riverside County pedestrian accident attorney who will explain their legal rights and options. A knowledgeable trucking accident attorney would assure that the at-fault party is brought to justice and that the family obtains timely compensation to cover funeral and burial costs‚ loss of anticipated earnings‚ loss of love‚ care and companionship‚ and other accident-related expenses.
Ross Jurewitz represents people killed in Riverside County commercial truck collisions and is the managing lawyer of the Jurewitz Law Group, a California personal injury law firm dedicated to representing families of people injured or killed in auto accidents. If you or a loved one has been killed or injured in a pedestrian accident in Beaumont‚ please order your free copy of the California car accident book‚ The Ten Biggest Mistakes that can Destroy Your California Accident Case. It is full of helpful information that will help you protect your legal rights and it is free to all California residents.
52-year-old San Ysidro resident Richard Gonzalez was struck and killed in a San Diego County workplace accident that occurred on June 20‚ 2011‚ around 9 a.m. on northbound state Route 15 (SR-15) near the ramp to eastbound state Route 94 (SR-94). According to California Highway Patrol (CHP) Officers‚ the Caltrans worker was crossing the street to pick up trash when he was hit by a white 1990 Cadillac de Ville driven by 27-year-old San Diego native Luis Cruz.
Cruz tried to steer clear of Gonzalez but could not avoid the collision. The Caltrans worker was struck fatally. Officers arrested the driver with suspicions of a DUI‚ but Cruz passed his sobriety test and was not under the influence. Now the investigating officers need to determine what made the driver strike Gonzalez. We are still unsure if Cruz was speeding‚ on the cell phone driving recklessly‚ or distracted.
Gonzalez’s death is the third Caltrans fatality in the past seven weeks. This is a reminder that highway work is one of the most dangerous occupations and that drivers need to be especially careful around coned areas and construction work zones.
If it is found that Cruz was driving recklessly‚ then he will be held liable for Gonzalez’s wrongful death. Gonzalez’s employer may also be held responsible if he failed to implement the correct safety precautions. In the meantime‚ Gonzalez’s family members should seek counsel from a San Diego County car accident lawyer to know about their legal rights and options. A California construction site injury attorney will assist them in obtaining timely and fair compensation to cover funeral and burial costs‚ loss of love‚ care and companionship‚ and other accident-related damages.
Our law office offers sincere condolences to all those who knew and loved Gonzalez for such a shocking and disturbing loss.
Ross Jurewitz represents people injured in pedestrian accidents in San Diego County and is the managing lawyer of the Jurewitz Law Group‚ a California personal injury law firm dedicated to representing families of workplace injury victims. If you or a loved one has been killed or injured while on the job in San Diego County‚ please order your free copy of California car accident book‚ The Ten Biggest Mistakes that can Destroy Your California Accident Case. It is full of helpful information that will help you protect your legal rights and it is free to all California residents.
A 56-year old man from Visalia lost his life in a fatal Los Angeles railroad accident that took place on March 20‚ 2010 in El Monte.
The deceased‚ Roberto Ramirez‚ was a Union Pacific railroad worker from Visalia and had been working on the railway tracks and had returned to his work truck when he was hit by a commuter train. Due to the impact‚ his truck moved 330 yards from the scene of the impact. Ramirez died on the spot. Three passengers suffered from minor injuries.
Our office wishes to convey our condolences and prayers to Ramirez’s friends and family. We can understand it must be a very difficult time for them. Understandably‚ the accident was not Ramirez’s fault. Usually when a railroad worker is working on the tracks‚ the communications with the train operators will let them know where such work is taking place. Did this happen here? If so‚ then why did the operator and/or his lookout not see the truck prior to the collision? A thorough investigation must be conducted.
Ross Jurewitz is a Los Angeles railroad accident lawyer and the managing attorney of the Jurewitz Law Group‚ a California law firm dedicated to representing people seriously injured and the families of people killed by the negligence of others. If you or a loved one has been hurt or killed in an injury accident in California‚ please order your free copy of Mr. Jurewitz’s book‚ The Ten Biggest Mistakes that can Destroy Your California Accident Case. It is full of helpful information that will help you protect your legal rights and it is free to all California residents.