A construction accident in Oceanside, California has claimed the life of a worker. The accident happened at a construction site close to the El Camino High School on Tuesday morning. As crews were constructing a new FedEx warehouse facility, one worker was killed when a retaining wall collapsed onto him at approximately 9 a.m. According to authorities, several workers attempted to save the man, who was trapped beneath 12-foot concrete slabs, but they were unsuccessful. After authorities had arrived, the concrete was removed with the assistance of a crane operator and the worker was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Authorities have not released the worker's identity but did state that he was a white male in his 50s. The police are investigating the accident, as well as the California Occupational Safety and Healthy Administration.
Workplace accidents claimed the lives of 4,679 workers in 2014, and injured thousands more, according to OSHA reports. In Missouri, all companies that employ five or more workers, and nearly all construction companies, are required to carry worker’s compensation insurance. The insurance provides benefits to injured workers for medical treatment and replaces lost wages. Unfortunately, injured workers are often left struggling financially due to the wages being replaced at a rate of 66.6%. The deficit makes it crucial to contact a St. Louis worker’s compensation attorney to recover the compensation you deserve.
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