Bruce Runyo North Hollywood: 63-Year-Old Worker Killed In North Hollywood Accident After Car Fell Off Jack At Car Donation Center Located On Laurel Canyon Boulevard
NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA (January 2, 2018) – A 63-year-old man identified as Bruce Runyon has tragically died in an accident when a car propped up by a jack fell on top of him on Monday.
Firefighters rushed to the vehicle donation business at Laurel Canyon Boulevard in order to help Bruce Runyon. But he was unable to be revived and died at the scene.
There is an ongoing investigation into what may have caused the jack to fail. Cal/OSHA and the Los Angeles Police Department are continuing their investigation at this time.
Liability In Workplace Accidents
When a worker is killed in California there are a number of laws designed to protect the family of the worker. For example, workers that die on the job will be entitled to workers compensation through their surviving family members. In addition to worker’s compensation the family of a worker that died is protected by California’s wrongful death law Code of Civil Procedure 377.60. A wrongful death claim may be possible if an entity separate from a worker’s employer contributed to the accident.
For example, a car might fall onto a worker due to a manufacturing defect with the jack itself. Poor labeling may also play a role. A jack could be mislabeled in terms of how much load it is capable of holding. This could cause catastrophic failure and lead to collapse. It’s important to seek the legal advice of an experienced wrongful death attorney after an accident. An attorney can help take care of you through the worker’s compensation system and simultaneously investigate to see if there is third party negligence.
Getting Help After A Work Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of Bruce Runyon as they are grieving this incredible loss. Anyone that may have knowledge about what happened should reach out to the Los Angeles Police Department and Cal/OSHA as they continue to investigate. It is important that steps are taken to determine what went wrong so that similar accidents can be avoided.
If you or someone that you love has been injured or killed in an accident at work there are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to make sure that your rights are being protected. We fight tirelessly to make sure that our clients get justice after an accident. Whether you just have questions about your rights or need a free investigation into your case we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.