1 Dead After Trench Collapses at Construction Site on 1 Marin Street
DALY CITY (July 28, 2018) – A construction accident on 1 Martin Street left a worker killed Friday morning, according to CBS News.
As per the article, several workers were grading a 12-foot deep trench to put in a 24-inch concrete drainpipe for a new housing development in the area. For reasons still under investigation, a trench collapsed and fell onto the victim.
Deadly Construction Accident Friday in Daly City
Paramedics reportedly arrived around 11:20 a.m. at the scene and tried to treat the victim, but they determined the man had already succumbed to his injuries. The identity of the deceased remained undisclosed pending notification of next of kin.
Officials added two urban search and rescue crews were called in to extricate the victim because of the instability of the trench and surrounding ground. The crews apparently spent about 12 hours completing the extrication.
Meanwhile, no information has been yet released on the conditions of the other people working at the construction when the accident happened.
At this time, liability in the deadly incident remained unclear. The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health continue to investigate the case.
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In this specific accident, if the investigators prove that the death of the construction worker was caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of another person or party, then the family members of the deceased may the right to a wrongful death claim. Surviving family of victims killed in similar accidents are potentially entitled to seek compensation for funeral costs, and loss of love and companionship.
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