For many people in the United States, the start of football season is anticipated from the time the last season ends. However, there are a vast number of workers required to ensure that the season can start, including construction workers who work to provide adequate facilities available for teams to play. Unfortunately, reports indicate that a man was recently killed in a California workplace accident related to the construction of a football stadium.
Most people are accustomed to the presence of construction sites. However, many are unaware of the variety of different hazards — including risks related to falls and injuries caused by heavy machinery and falling objects — that workers face as they complete their work responsibilities. The recent death of a man in his 30s underscores these hazards.
The incident happened around 11 a.m. on a day in early June. According to reports, the victim was an ironworker working on the roof of the southeast corner of the project. Reports indicate that he fell approximately 110 feet, resulting in his death. The man’s identity was not released in the immediate aftermath of the event to allow for the notification of his family members.
The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health is investigating the workplace accident. Construction activity was stopped as a result of the man’s death. Because the accident reportedly occurred as the victim completed job-related activities, certain surviving family members may be entitled to workers’ compensation insurance benefits. These benefits can help with a variety of different financial consequences related to funeral expenses and lost wages following an accident. An experienced attorney can help ensure that these family members are fully aware of their rights and the process for seeking compensation.