Scott Eskra, 42, Victim in Industrial Tree Accident
LOCATION: Hydesville, Humboldt County (CA)
DATE OF INCIDENT: March 7th, 2018
(March 7th, 2018)- According to the Times-Standard, a freak accident was reported Wednesday morning at a location at the 2500 block of Hill Lane when an industrial accident occurred.
Hydesville Fatal Accident
The incident occurred at roughly 9:30 a.m. when a large sized tree brand fell from a distance onto a man working at the site.
According to the article, the man sadly suffered fatal injuries as he likely died on impact.
The Humboldt County Coroner has since identified the victim as Scott Eskra, 42, of Eureka.
At this time, Cal/OSHA is investigating the incident. The California Occupational Safety and Health Agency determine whether safety codes were violated that could have prevented an injury from taking place in a workplace.
Johnson Attorneys Group’s condolences remain with the family members and all friends of Mr. Scott Eskra involved in this sudden tragedy. We hope they are brought peace and comfort at this time.
Wrongful Death Lawyer
A personal injury wrongful death attorney will take the time to look into whether there were multiple parties, businesses or government entities that should be held liable. California law states that a government or owner that fails to ensure the safety of the general public due to lack of maintenance will be held fully responsible any injury sustained by individuals. Some examples may include when a large tree branches land on a person causing great head or bodily injury to the victim or when trees topple over and fall into the road triggering an accident injuring those involved.
In this case, the family of Mr. Scott Eskra may have the right to pusue a wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault party or entity pending the result of the investigation. The claim will include a recompense for the funeral costs, loss of future income and loss of love and companionship.
If you or a loved one has been a victim of a tree accident, we encourage you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group to help you. Give us a call at 800-235-6801 and speak with our wrongful death and personal injury lawyers for a free case evaluation.
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