May 11, 2017

Ellis Law Corporation

Construction Accidents

Employer Liability in Electrocution Accidents

Whether caused by a known electrical hazard, a sudden electrical explosion, high voltage wiring, or OSHA safety standard violations, there are many scenarios where an employer could be held liable for a construction worker’s electrocution injuries. Lack of protective equipment, improper training, poor inspection protocols, and inadequate maintenance are all factors where employers may be…

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Construction Injuries that Result in Paralysis

OSHA statistics paint a grim picture for construction worker safety in the United States. Tens of thousands of construction workers are seriously harmed on the job every year, and falls are the number one cause of life-threatening and fatal injuries. When accidental falls and other mishaps crush or damage the spinal cord, partial or complete…

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March 25, 2016

Ellis Law Corporation

Construction Accidents

West Hollywood Construction Accident Proves Fatal for Worker On March 22, a contractor with Southern California Edison died as the result of a construction site accident in which he was crushed in between a trailer and crane located in the 1200 block of La Cienega Boulevard in West Hollywood close to the Sunset Strip. According…

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March 24, 2016

Ellis Law Corporation

Construction Accidents

Construction Worker Plunges to His Death in LA

A construction worker, on his second day on the job, fell 53 stories to his death last week. The accident occurred at the Wilshire Grand Center tower, which has been under construction for the past three years. Officials for the construction company called the accident “not work-related.” The building, which is located in the 600…

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Victims Remain Hospitalized After Corona Bridge Collapse A bridge collapse in Corona on October 9 sent nine workers to the hospital with injuries resulting from the accident. Three of the employees were listed as critical and seven remained hospitalized as of October 17, according to the Press-Enterprise. The accident occurred at E. Grand Boulevard and…

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Off-Site Crane Accident Closes Los Angeles Freeway Most Los Angeles crane accidents take place on construction sites, but authorities recently closed part of a major freeway after an off-site crane accident in San Clemente. At about 3 p.m. on October 30, 2014, a big rig carrying an 110,000-pound construction crane that was headed northbound on…

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Los Angeles Highway Worker Accident Attorney: Drivers Urged to Slow Down in Work Zones After Increased Accidents

According to a California Highway Patrol report, there have been four incidents this September in highway work zones, all of which were preventable, resulting in injuries to 15 persons. Caltrans, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and the Office of Traffic Safety (OTS)  are calling on all Californians for their help in the ongoing effort to…

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