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Work-related deaths and safety violations

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is often called in to investigate California workplace accidents. Various types of jobs are considered highly dangerous, including but not limited to construction, farming and trucking industries. Each of these types of industries typically involve heavy equipment, machinery and vehicles that place workers and others at risk for accidents and injuries. When work\-related deaths occur, there are usually many concerned people waiting to hear whether company owners or others were negligent and responsible for particular incidents.

A man in another state died on the job on a recent Wednesday. He was reportedly working on a tractor-trailer at the time the horrific accident took place. It was approximately 6 a.m. when the man was working on the truck, which was located at a lumber yard. 

At some point, the man apparently hoisted himself up so he could reach into the cab of the truck and engage the ignition. The problem is the truck was already in reverse, and it jolted and began rolling back when he started the vehicle. The man was thrown to the ground, and the front tire of the massive truck ran over him. Sadly, he did not survive.

OSHA is said to have investigated this particular lumber company many times since 2007. In fact, the company has been fined more than $4,000 on various occasions for serious safety violations. Of course, when work-related deaths like this man's occur in California, it often takes skilled investigation to determine the exact cause. A workers' compensation attorney is often a great source of support and guidance to spouses and other family members who survive the unexpected losses of loved ones in workplace accidents.

Source: wset.com, "Investigators identify man killed in Turman Lumber Company workplace accident", Catherine Doss, Annie Andersen, May 3, 2017

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