Tragedy struck a construction site at the 400 block of Jeffords Street, in Clearwater about 35 miles west of Riverview. A fatal construction accident occurred when a man in his 30s was working below grade in a trench and a large steel plate used for stabilizing the trench struck and crushed him. The Frank Santini Law Firm’s Riverview personal injury attorneys pass on their prayers and thoughts to all friends and family of the deceased in the United States and Mexico. Our Riverview personal injury lawyers are available to support in any way possible while the friends and family of those involved in this terrible construction accident try to understand how this tragic Tampa Bay wrongful death accident happened.
The old adage accidents happen implies that there is nothing that can be done about personal injury accidents. While true in some circumstances, there are often preventable accidents every day on construction sites. OSHA, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration is charged with ensuring that workers in the United States work in a safe environment. Ensuring a safe work environment applies to all work places, though it is obviously much more relevant in the context of construction, landscaping, roofing, tree trimming, oil, and other inherently dangerous professions. For instance, OSHA has very specific regulations on Trenching and Excavation safety. One example is the OSHA requirement that a form of egress, like a ladder, be available within twenty-five (25) feet of a construction worker operating in a trench that four (4) feet or more deep.
The Frank Santini Law Firm handle cases throughout Clearwater, Brandon, St. Petersburg and Temple Terrace. For an absolutely free consultation, contact our Riverview workplace injury lawyer at The Frank Santini Law Firm (813) 445-6121.