Victim Identified As Gregory Robertson, A 36-Year-Old Of Beaumont, Texas
The deadly incident took place on the morning of Wednesday, October 23rd at the site of the future 270-unit apartment complex being built at the intersection of Mill St. and Ryan St.
Few details have been offered regarding the death which has now been ruled an accidental construction death. All that is known is that Robertson, who was employed by an electrical company, fell to his death.
Both Lake Charles Police and Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s officials were involved and are investigating the death. OSHA is also expected to become involved.
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An experienced construction death attorney at BanvilleLaw.com, Laurence Banville is an aggressive defender of victim’s rights. He shared the following information for those who may find themselves in a similar situation:
“Every day millions of Americans head in to work to make a living for themselves and their families. Unfortunately, at the end of the day, not all of these make it back home in one piece or at all.
Workplace accidents are more common in the construction injury than in any other profession. This is due to the nature of the work, which as many know, involves regular exposure to power tools, heavy machinery, working at heights, and more.
To combat the hazards of a project site, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) puts many regulations in place. These are intended to prioritize the health and safety of all workers. Unfortunately for construction employers, this is not always the most important thing.
As a result, workers are encouraged to go around safety regulations to finish tasks faster. This inevitably leads to injuries and sometimes death.
Yet the law allows workers who are injured, as well as the family of workers who are killed, to pursue compensation after these tragic incidents. This can be done via a worker’s compensation claim or through a construction accident lawsuit.
Sometimes, both a claim and a lawsuit can be filed at the same time without having to wait for other processes, such as criminal charges, to be brought against a negligent party.
Victims should consult the circumstances of their accident with an attorney who will be able to analyze their case. Once victims choose the right legal path for them, an attorney will then work tirelessly to achieve for their client the full compensation they deserve.”
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