There are a number of safety measures that construction companies undertake to prevent workplace accidents. These measures are crucial, because construction accidents can be extremely dangerous for both employees and the surrounding public, not to mention the potential liability the construction company faces. However, it is also important that a reputable contractor be hired to oversee operations. A diligent contractor is crucial, as it is often small, overlooked details that lead to catastrophic construction accidents. In such a situation, it would be wise to contact an expert construction site injury attorney at 617-787-3700.
While working inside the Twin Peaks tunnel in San Francisco, California, 51 year-old construction worker Patrick Ricketts was struck and killed by a temporary steel beam that fell on top of him. The contractor for the project was Shimmick Construction, and their bona fides are now under close scrutiny.
Over the past 10 years, according to the San Francisco Chronicler, Shimmick Construction was cited for over 50 workplace safety violations. However, when submitting their bid to work on the project that ultimately led to Ricketts’ death, the contractor indicated that it had had no prior safety violations, which was a major factor in qualifying for the bid. Although it is probably too early to discern a direct connection between Shimmick’s negligence and the accident that caused Rickett’s death, questions surrounding the reliability of Shimmick’s services are certainly legitimate.
If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of an accident on a construction site, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact an expert construction accident attorney here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call our Massachusetts injury attorneys today at 617-787-3700 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!