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Construction Worker Fatality After Falling Down Building Shaft

San Francisco, CA – A construction accident occurred on Wednesday, August 24, 2022, around 12:34 a.m. at a construction site at 525 University Avenue. 

According to police, the accident occurred during overnight construction work. The worker fell down a shaft inside the building and was transported to a hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) is investigating the accident. 

Construction Accidents

Construction sites are extremely dangerous places to work and result in over 150,000 injuries on job sites each year. In this horrible accident, it is essential family of the victim to have an independent legal investigation performed to preserve evidence. This includes reviewing: 

  • Evaluation of construction site working conditions 
  • Evaluation if construction site safety regulations are up to code 
  • Determination if proper guardrails, safety nets, and fall arrest systems were in place 
  • Determination the stability of walkways at this construction site 
  • Evaluation if proper lighting was bring used for overnight work 
  • Any debris that could have caused the worker to fall 
  • Any environmental factors that may have caused the fall 

Construction companies and supervisors have a responsibility to assure all safety measures are in place and guideline are being followed.  

Construction Accident Attorneys 

As one of America’s largest personal injury firms, The Barnes Firm has helped many clients injured in construction accidents. Falls are among the most common injuries that happen on construction sites. When someone suffers an injury after a fall at a construction site, they could be entitled to significant financial compensation. If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction accident, the experienced construction accident attorneys at The Barnes Firm are here to help you every step of the way. 

Call (800) 800-0000 today for a FREE case evaluation. It could be the best call you make.   

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