Bel Air Construction Accident Killed
Guarchaj Y Guarchaj From Andy’s Framers; Worker At Mansion Home Located On North Donella Circle Died After Roof Fall
BEL AIR, CALIFORNIA (December 20, 2018) – A construction worker in his 20’s identified as Guarchaj Y Guarchaj has tragically died after an accident on North Donella Circle as he was working to build a new home.
Los Angeles authorities described the worker as a Hispanic male in his mid-20’s. For reasons that remain under investigation the accident at the new home happened around 11:42 a.m.
Guarchaj Y Guarchaj was employed by North Hollywood-based general contractor Andy’s Framers. There are some reports out now that the worker fell about 30 feet.
Firefighters were called to the scene, but they were unable to save the victim. Cal/OSHA along with local authorities are continuing their investigation at this time.
Liability In Construction Accidents
Construction workers are protected by California’s worker’s compensation law. When a worker dies on the job their family will typically be able to claim benefits for the loss of the worker. Under normal circumstances, employees are barred by statute from bringing a claim directly against their employer. But this may be possible if their employer failed to purchase insurance.
In addition to worker’s compensation, an employee or their family may be able to file a third party claim for damages if any entity separate from their employer caused the accident. Construction sites are usually made up of a blend of workers from different companies. In a number of circumstances, a third party claim may be possible. An experienced wrongful death attorney can examine the specific facts of your case and let you know what your rights are.
According to OSHA, falls are the leading cause of death and injury for construction workers. There are safety protocols in place that are designed to prevent these accidents, but they are not always followed. There may be negligence on the part of a property owner if a worker fell through an uncovered hole or if they weren’t given a fall-arrest system. There are statute of limitations associated with being able to file a claim, so it’s important to act quickly.
Getting Help From A Construction Accident Lawyer
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of Guarchaj Y Guarchaj who was killed in this Bel Air construction accident. There needs to be a thorough investigation into this death and the safety of this site. Anyone that may have information about what happened should reach out to the Los Angeles Police Department.
If you or someone that you love has been injured or died in a construction accident you may have legal recourse. Our team of highly experienced Los Angeles personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We have the staff and resources to investigate all aspects of your case. We focus exclusively on personal injury law and have successfully resolved thousands of claims for our clients. Whether you need a free investigation into your case or just have questions about your rights we are here for you. You can reach us anytime at (888) 888-9285. Se habla español.