Bender & Gritz, APLC
Get A FREE Consultation
| Call Our Injury Lawyers In San Diego

Trench collapse causes fatal construction accident

Construction work is not limited to commercial districts in Encino. Sometimes, construction work takes place in residential areas. Regardless of where the work is taking place, however, it is important to remember that the construction industry is a dangerous one, and deadly construction accidents can occur.

A construction worker in Encino lost his life in a partial trench collapse earlier this month. The trench was around 10 feet deep. It is not known at this time whether the worker fell into the trench or whether he was already in the trench when it collapsed. The trench was in the front yard of a home.

The Los Angeles Fire Department tried to rescue the man for 40 minutes. They lined the sides of the trench with boards, so they could extricate the worker, but, ultimately, reported that the worker's injuries were so severe that they were "beyond medical help." The worker died at the scene of the incident due to the weight of the dirt that fell on him. According to the LAFD, such incidents can cause a person's blood vessels to constrict, especially if one is buried up to their chest in dirt. The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health is performing an investigation at the site of the collapse.

Construction worker accidents such as this serve as a grim reminder that the construction industry presents many on-the-job dangers. While sometimes a construction worker will walk away from an accident with mere injuries, other times such incidents are fatal. It is important to remember that in either situation, workers' compensation benefits may be available to help the injured party cope with the many financial expenses that come with the accident. In addition, if the worker's injuries or death were due to the negligence of a third party, it may be possible to pursue a lawsuit under certain circumstances.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

Do I have a case?

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Office Location

501 West Broadway #1500
San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: 619-618-2988
Fax: 855-515-0221
San Diego Law Office Map

Cards icons
Million Dollar Advocates Forum Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum AV Preeminent | Martindale-Hubbell Lawyers Ratings 100 Percent Club 2014 | SDCBA Rated By Super Lawyers | Bill Bender | 10 Best Law Firm | Client Satisfaction | 2017 Avvo Rating 10.0 Superb BBB | Accredited Business | A+ APITL America | Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America