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Highway Construction Worker Killed After Falling from Box Truck

Highway Construction Worker Killed After Falling from Box Truck

Vineland, NJ – 45-year-old male, Oligario Rocha Dos Santos, was killed on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, around 1:30 a.m. while working on a South Jersey highway construction project.  

According to reports, Santos was in the back of a box truck hauling an air compressor when he fell from the back of the truck and was run over by the trailer. He was taken to Cooper University Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The accident remains under investigation. 

Construction Accidents

Construction vehicles can cause serious and devastating injuries when they are put in the hands of unexperienced or negligent people. In this horrible accident, it is critical for the family of the victim to perform an independent legal investigation and preserve evidence. This includes reviewing: 

  • Evaluation if construction site safety measures are up to code 
  • Evaluation of construction site working conditions 
  • Driving records 
  • Blind spots on the truck 
  • Recent maintenance history 
  • Driver accident history 
  • Vehicle accident history 
  • Route the truck was traveling
  • Video from the truck 
  • All eyewitness account of the accident 
  • Police accident report 
  • Any testing of driver for alcohol and drugs 
  • Any history of driver with alcohol and drugs 
  • Phone and texting records of the driver 

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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