Construction work is not without its risks. Working outside, working from high locations and working with heavy equipment can all create potential hazards. Safety precautions and safety training can protect workers in many situations, but accidents remain an ever-present danger in California. Workplace injuries can result from these dangers.
One such accident occurred at the site of a new Amazon fulfillment center that is being built in Bakersfield. A construction worker died as a result of an apparent fall at the construction site. Firefighters from the Kern County Fire Department said they were called to the scene in the vicinity of 1900 Petrol Road about 3:30 on a recent afternoon.
When the firefighters arrived on the scene they determined that the worker had died. He leaves behind a young daughter. The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) is investigating the accident in an attempt to determine the cause of the fall. Amazon has made no comment on the accident. It is not known what the worker was doing in the moments that preceded his fall.
Construction workers in California face dangers every day. Sadly, some of those dangers lead to workplace injuries, sometimes fatal ones. The loved ones left behind will suffer from the loss for the rest of their lives. A child left behind will never get to share experiences of growing up with the lost parent. No one can replace the lost parent or bring the loved one back, but a successful civil suit in California can provide compensation for medical costs, final costs and other losses.