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BAKERSFIELD: Brien James Daunt Died In Construction Accident At Amazon Warehouse In Oildale


Jan 14, 2019

Brien Daunt Accident: Construction Worker Brien James Daunt Died In Construction Accident After Falling From Steel Structure At Amazon Fulfillment Center

BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA (January 14, 2019) – A 42-year-old construction worker identified as Brien James Daunt has tragically died in a fall at the new Amazon Fulfillment Center in Oildale. 

Investigators are saying that the accident happened around 3:00 p.m. on Saturday off Petrol Road near Meadows Field Airport. Firefighters and paramedics rushed to the scene of the fall in order to help Brien James Daunt.

Despite lifesaving efforts he later died as a result of his injuries. It remains uncertain if crews will keep working to finish the Amazon fulfillment center during the investigation. 

Liability In Construction Accidents

Construction workers in California are protected by a number of laws. Companies are responsible for purchasing worker’s compensation insurance. Victim’s or their family are able to access this in the event of an accident. Depending on the facts of any case, the family of a deceased worker may have the ability to file a third-party negligence claim. In short, if an entity separate from a worker’s employer caused an accident that company could face civil liability. 

Generally speaking, construction sites are made up of a blend of different companies that must work together. If there are safety violations at a work-site, the company responsible for keeping the site safe may potentially be held liable. One of the easiest ways to prevent construction falls is for companies to install safety perimeters and give workers fall arrest systems. A wrongful death attorney can evaluate the specific facts of your case and let you know what your rights are. 

Getting Help After A Construction Accident

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Brien James Daunt. It is our sincere hope that there is a thorough investigation into what happened for the sake of all of those that have been affected. Amazon is one of the largest companies on the face of the Earth. They should be doing everything in their power to make sure that the construction workers setting up their buildings are safe. 

If someone that you care about has been killed in a construction accident you may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We are exclusively devoted to helping accident victims and will fight hard on your behalf. Whether you just have questions about your rights or need a free investigation into a construction accident we are here for you. You’re always welcome to reach out to us at (888) 888-9285.

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