The office can be a hostile place but for some employees, it can also be dangerous.
In Colton, a 65-year old man was killed in a construction accident.
The deceased, Dirk Vamoorot of Valley Center was at a job site when the accident occurred at around 10:15 A.M. According to the San Bernardino County Coroner’s Office, a large concrete barrier allegedly fell off another barrier and pinned Vamoorot.
The victim after he was extracted, was rushed to the hospital. Vamoorot later died from his injuries.
Currently, the accident is being investigated by county and state authorities. An autopsy will be conducted to determine his exact cause of death.
Construction accidents are one of the leading causes of workplace fatalities. Under the law, while the family or the victim may be compensated under the Workers’ Compensation, there are instances when the employer may be held liable for construction accidents.
Generally, an employer can be held liable for the worker’s injuries or death in a construction accident if they were negligent and failed to undertake safety measures to keep the workplace safe and failed to properly train their employees.