Man Dies In Industrial Accident At Santa Fe Springs Superprint Lithographics Printing Center After He Became Stuck In A Machine
SANTA FE SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA (March 10, 2019) – A man has tragically died after he was involved in an industrial accident at the Superprint Lithographics printing center located on the 8300 block of Secura Way.
Santa Fe Springs police are saying that a man became stuck inside a piece of machinery around 8:45 p.m. The victim was removed from the equipment and unresponsive by the time paramedics arrived.
Despite life-saving efforts, the man was later pronounced dead at the scene. Cal/OSHA are still investigating the accident at the Superprint Lithographics Printing Center.
Liability In Workplace Accidents
There may be numerous forms of liability in any accident at a workplace. Companies are responsible for providing their employees with adequate training and keeping their premises reasonably safe. California law bars workers from bringing suit against their employers directly. However, every company must purchase worker’s compensation insurance to protect their worker’s if they get injured.
According to the California Department of Industrial Relations Workers Compensation Guidebook, “If you get hurt on the job, your employer is required by law to pay for workers’ compensation benefits.” A victim’s spouse, children or other dependents may be entitled to death benefits. In order to prevent accidents employers should:
- ensure that lockout and tagout procedures are understood and implemented
- ensure that employees are informed of all potential job hazards
- ensure that employees are given general and job specific health and safety training
In addition to worker’s compensation, the family of a deceased worker may be able to pursue a third party liability claim. A third party liability claim may be possible if an entity separate from a worker’s employer caused the accident. For example, if a printing machine malfunctions and seriously injures or kills a worker the company that designed that machine could face civil liability for the accident. A wrongful death attorney can investigate all aspects of your case and let you know what your options are.
Investigating A Workplace Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of the man that died at the Superprint Lithographics Printing Center. Anyone that may have seen what happened should reach out to investigators. Steps need to be taken to determine what went wrong so that steps can be taken to make this workplace safer. No family should ever have to suffer through something like this.
Have you or someone that you love been involved in an accident at work? You may have legal recourse. Our team of highly experienced personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you have. We can investigate your case free of cost and get to the bottom of what happened. We are deeply committed to making sure that our clients are well taken care of. Whether you need more information about an accident or just have legal questions we are here to help. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.